Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
The NBA recently put out a press release of the all-star balloting thus far. And for the Timberwolves, it looks like they could have two representatives at the 2012 All-Star Weekend.
For the Forwards in the West: Kevin Durant (OKC) 633,538; Blake Griffin (LAC) 394,264; Dirk Nowitzki (DAL) 231,832; Pau Gasol (LAL) 185,428; Kevin Love (MIN) 143,814; LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) 118,268; Tim Duncan (SAS) 81,783; Lamar Odom (DAL) 59,686; Metta World Peace (LAL) 39,006; Danilo Gallinari (DEN) 34,438.
For the Guards in the West: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 690,613; Chris Paul (LAC) 540,173; Ricky Rubio (MIN) 133,520; Steve Nash (PHO) 118,922; Russell Westbrook (OKC) 107,197; Kyle Lowry (HOU) 90,725; Monta Ellis (GSW) 63,696; Manu Ginobli (SAS) 50,765; Jason Kidd (DAL) 49,596; Chauncey Billups (LAC) 42,657.
As per usual, the competition for a forward slot in the Western Conference has a lot of competition. However, with Tim Duncan getting on in years, it's likely you won't see the Spurs' big man in Orlando this year. Some surprises for forwards? Lamar Odom. How do you play as poorly as he is for Dallas and still get votes? Oh yeah, the Kardashian thing...duh!
For the guards, Ricky Rubio is beating out the likes of Steve Nash & Russell Westbrook. Two elite guards, being beaten out (currently) by a rookie, who hasn't even got his first NBA start yet! It's still pretty early, but you never know...I have voted a couple times and each time Love & Ricky were on my ballot. I also wrote in Darko for one (it was during a stretch when he put together a couple decent games).
The link below is for the full story via NBA.com on where the top players stand (including the Eastern Conference). Thanks for reading and GO WOLVES!
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