Melo, Tyson, Amar'e, Felton on ASG ballot

November, 13, 2012
11/13/12
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Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton are the Knicks on the All Star ballot.

Anthony leads the NBA in scoring average (27.3 per game), Chandler has been a defensive force for the 4-0 Knicks, who are the league's top defensive club. And Felton has helped the Knicks lead the league in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio entering play Tuesday.

Stoudemire, though, is a curious addition.

The forward has missed the first four game thus far as he recovers from knee surgery and isn't expected to return until mid December.

Ex-Knicks on the ballot include Chauncey Billups (Clippers), David Lee (Warriors), Danilo Gallinari (Nuggets), Zach Randolph (Grizzlies) and Jeremy Lin (Rockets).

Fans elect the All Star starters from among the players on the ballot.

The rest of the team is voted on by the coaches.

Fans can vote on NBA.com, Twitter and Facebook.

You can tweet a vote for one player per day. The tweet must include a player’s first and last name, along with hash tag #NBABALLOT. Facebook voting will allow fans to fill out one full ballot (three in the frontcourt and two guards from each conference) per day, through a custom application on Facebook.

Fans can also vote via text message by texting the player's last name to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA"). Fans can vote for up to 10 players per day via text.

Balloting will conclude on Jan. 14, and starters will be announced live on TNT on Jan. 17.

The NBA All-Star ballot lists 120 players -- 60 each from the Eastern and Western conferences -- with 36 frontcourt players and 24 guards from each conference comprising the list. Fans select three frontcourt players and two guards from each conference. Previously, the ballot featured three positions with fans picking two guards, two forwards and a center.

The 120 players on the ballot were selected by a panel of media who regularly cover the NBA:
Steve Aschburner (NBA.com), Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle), Doug Smith (Toronto Star/PBWA), and Kenny Smith (TNT).

Question: Do you agree with the Knicks on the ballot? Would have have added anyone? Taken anyone off?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
23.9 3.4 0.6 35.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsA. Stoude... 7.4
AssistsJ. Smith 3.5
StealsJ. Calderon 2.0
BlocksS. Dalembert 1.4