D-Rose Trails D-Wade, Rondo in All-Star Voting

Derrick Rose is third among guard in the Eastern Conference between Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo.

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The second return of All-Star ballots are in and Derrick Rose is third among guard in the Eastern Conference between Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. Here's a statistical comparison of the three so far this season.

Chicago Tribune Bulls beat reporter K.C. Johnson tweeted:


DRose on All-Star start: "It would be great, but just get me on the team. Let me be a water boy. I'd be a good towel boy. Let me run clock."less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Carlos Boozer is seventh among forwards and Joakim Noah third among centers. Luol Deng is the fourth Bull on the ballot, but didn't show up in the top ten. You can vote here and vote often here.

Paper balloting is open through Jan. 17, online voting through Jan. 23, and the starters will be announced during the NBA on TNT pre-game at 7 p.m. EAT on Jan. 27. The reserves will be announced Feb. 3 and the game itself will be Feb. 20 at the Staples Center in L.A.

If you're interested, I voted for Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Amar'e Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade, and Derrick Rose in the East; Nenê, Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, Deron Williams, and Chris Paul in the West.

Here are the top tens at each position in the two conferences (starters in italics, Bulls players in bold)

Eastern Conference

Guards:
Dwyane Wade (Heat) 938,402
Rajon Rondo (Celtics) 777,310

Derrick Rose (Bulls) 721,122
Ray Allen (Celtics) 392,441
John Wall (Wizards) 169,219
Gilbert Arenas (Magic) 144,889
Brandon Jennings (Bucks) 128,556
Raymond Felton (Knicks) 105,425
Joe Johnson (Hawks) 99,598
Jamal Crawford (Hawks) 97,809

Forwards:
LeBron James (Heat) 969,459
Kevin Garnett (Celtics) 712,555

Amar'e Stoudemire (Knicks) 637,486
Paul Pierce (Celtics) 381,348
Chris Celtics (Heat) 260,007
Josh Smith (Hawks) 193,897
Carlos Boozer (Bulls) 159,073
Danilo Gallinari (Knicks) 127,726
Andre Iguodala (76ers) 115,660
Danny Granger (Pacers) 107,145

Centers:
Dwight Howard (Magic) 988,572
Shaquille O'Neal (Celtics) 410,663
Joakim Noah (Bulls) 153,657
Al Horford (Hawks) 120,404
Andrew Bogut (Bucks) 110,153
Andrea Bargnani (Raptors) 92,822
Brook Lopez (Nets) 77,048
Roy Hibbert (Pacers) 70,698
JaVale McGee (Wizards) 59,508
Ben Wallace (Pistons) 44,375

Western Conference

Guards:
Kobe Bryant (Lakers) 1,153,694
Chris Paul (Hornets) 585,690

Manu Ginobili (Spurs) 403,632
Steve Nash (Suns) 321,659
Deron Williams (Utah) 313,011
Jason Kidd (Mavs) 234,779
Russell Westbrook (Thunder) 233,593
Tony Parker (Spurs) 219,378
Vince Carter (Suns) 185,213
Eric Gordon (Clippers) 179,917

Forwards:
Kevin Durant (Thunder) 735,521
Carmelo Anthony (Nuggets) 602,516

Pau Gasol (Lakers) 597,201
Dirk Nowitzki (Mavs) 447,737
Tim Duncan (Spurs) 436,651
Blake Griffin (Clippers) 435,857
Lamar Odom (Lakers) 232,299
Luis Scola (Rockets) 197,728
Kevin Love (T-Wolves) 171,945
Caron Butler (Mavs) 168,937

Centers:
Yao Ming (Rockets) 637,527
Andrew Bynum (Lakers) 376,283
Brendan Haywood (Mavs) 215,905
Nenê (Nuggets) 211,475
Marc Gasol (Grizzlies) 205,227
Emeka Okafor (Hornets) 172,012
Chris Kaman (Clippers) 131,741
Marcus Camby (Blazers) 111,346
Andris Biedrins (Warriors) 65,908
Robin Lopez (Suns) 62,199

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