Three Warriors vying for All-Star berths

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Three Warriors vying for All-Star berths
December 26, 2013, 12:30 pm
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Stephen Curry leads all Warriors in All-Star balloting with 481,698 votes, good for third amond guards in the West. (USATSI)

The NBA released its second update in the 2014 NBA All-Star balloting, and three Golden State Warriors are vying for spots on the Western Conference roster.

Stephen Curry is the team leader with 481,698 votes, and stands behind only Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul among Western Conference guards. The 25-year old is averaging career highs with 23.6 points and 9.3 assists per game this season. It would be his first career All-Star selection. 

Andre Iguodala is second on the team with 145,089 votes. An All-Star in 2012, Iguodala is ninth in the balloting among Western Conference big men. The 29-year-old, eight-year veteran is averaging 11.1 points, 5.2 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 34.4 minutes per game in his first season with Golden State. 

David Lee has 89,858 votes, good for 13th in the Western Conference frontcourt balloting. A two-time All-Star, the 30-year-old, nine-year veteran is averaging 18.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 34.3 minutes per game in his fourth season with the Warriors.

Western Conference

Frontcourt 
1. Kevin Durant (OKC) 850,728
2. Dwight Howard (Hou) 408,623|
3. Blake Griffin (LAC) 399,357
4. Kevin Love (Min) 377,941
5. Tim Duncan (SA) 312,809
6. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 282,613
7. Anthony Davis (NO) 188,589
8. Pau Gasol (LAL) 177,883
9. Andre Iguodala (GS) 145,089
10. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 126,025
11. Chandler Parsons (Hou) 106,369
12. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 99,903
13. David Lee (GS) 89,858
14. Omer Asik (Hou) 79,591
15. Kawhi Leonard (SA) 76,110

Backcourt
1. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 723,031
2. Chris Paul (LAC) 533,647
3. Stephen Curry (GS) 481,698
4. Jeremy Lin (Hou) 358,725
5. James Harden (Hou) 270,476
6. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 216,070
7. Tony Parker (SA) 158,329
8. Damian Lillard (Por) 105,880
9. Ricky Rubio (Min) 81,829
10. Steve Nash (LAL) 81,377

LeBron James of the Miami Heat and Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder lead their respective conferences. 

The 63rd NBA All-Star Game takes place at New Orleans Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 and will collectively reach fans in 215 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.

Balloting concludes on Monday, Jan. 20, and starters will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 23. The 2014 game will mark the second NBA All-Star celebration in New Orleans. The city also hosted the event in 2008.

NBA All-Star Balloting 2014 presented by Sprint gives fans around the world the opportunity to vote daily for their favorite players as starters for NBA All-Star Game 2014. This year, the NBA expanded social media voting to include Instagram. Fans can use Instagram to vote by posting an original photo, using #NBABallot and the player’s first and last name in the photo caption. Fans can vote for 10 unique players per day.

For the second year in a row, NBA fans can vote via social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter, and Sina Weibo and Tencent Microblog in China. Twitter voting allows fans to tweet a vote for 10 unique players each day throughout the All-Star balloting period. The tweet must include the player’s first and last name, along with hash tag #NBABallot. Facebook voting allows fans to comment on official league, team, or international NBA All-Star Facebook pages by commenting below the post with #NBABallot and the player’s first and last name. Voters can select 10 unique players per day.

There are several other ways fans can cast their votes as part of this season’s all-digital program including: in 11 languages on NBA.com/asb, through SMS voting by texting the player's last name to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA") or by visiting NBA.com/asb on any wireless device. Fans can vote for 10 different players per day, per phone number, via SMS voting by sending 10 separate SMS messages, each one with a different player's last name. Message and data rates may apply. Voters can fill out one full ballot per day on nba.com/asb from a desktop or mobile browser.

NBA media services contributed to this report