24 December 2009
Although Deorn Williams has made a pretty good push, it looks like,(barring a 500,000 vote surge) he will not be a starter at this year's all-star game. There are only 24 days left to vote for all-stars and here are the results thus far.
LeBron James (Clev) 1,315,292; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 1,113,213; Chris Bosh (Tor) 553,230; Paul Pierce (Bos) 263,189; Josh Smith (Atl) 236,527; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 167,799; Danny Granger (Ind) 165,543; Michael Beasley (Mia) 132,794; Hedo Turkoglu (Tor) 95,329; Rashard Lewis (Orl) 95,328; Caron Butler (Was) 83,317.
Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,314,215; *Allen Iverson (Phi) 635,084; Vince Carter (Orl) 554,779; Ray Allen (Bos) 385,744; Gilbert Arenas (Was) 355,544; Derrick Rose (Chi) 305,029; Joe Johnson (Atl) 227,896; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 203,252; Jose Calderon (Tor) 115,071; Mike Bibby (Atl) 106,830.
Dwight Howard (Orl) 1,252,786; Shaquille O'Neal (Cle) 455,239; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 121,253; Al Horford (Atl) 118,802; Brook Lopez (NJ) 105,157; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 87,876; Jermaine O'Neal (Mia) 81,262; Rasheed Wallace (Bos) 66,307; Kendrick Perkins (Bos) 40,057; Samuel Dalembert (Phi) 35,714; Tyson Chandler (Cha) 31,470; Brad Miller (Chi) 29,369.
Carmelo Anthony (Den) 1,204,234; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 668,243; Pau Gasol (LAL) 565,414; Tim Duncan (SA) 564,728; Kevin Durant (OKC) 406,581; Trevor Ariza (Hou) 355,529; Luis Scola (Hou) 295,691; Shawn Marion (Dal) 268,853; Ron Artest (LAL) 197,689; Lamar Odom (LAL) 152,684; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 129,909. Carlos Boozer is not even on this list although statistically he is the second best PF in the west behind Dirk and should make the all-star team. Millsap is not on this list either.
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,380,383; Steve Nash (Pho) 546,064; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 541,190; Chris Paul (NO) 521,468; Jason Kidd (Dal) 372,225; Aaron Brooks (Hou) 298,892; Chauncey Billups (Den) 241,737; Deron Williams (Utah) 208,991;
Jason Terry (Dal) 195,456; Brandon Roy (Por) 189,137; Manu Ginobili (SA) 171,624.
Deron is 8th in guards and almost 340,000 behind Steve Nash for a starting spot on the team. He still as a chance to make the team via the coaches vote. I have never really like T-mac but he made some pretty solid comments the other day when asked about getting voted in as a starter.
"No, I don't think I'd play," McGrady said. "I would attend, just to show my appreciation and my thanks to my fans. But you have guys like Steve Nash, Chris Paul and Deron Williams, guys who have been playing since Day 1 and are very deserving of being out there. I don't know which ones will start, but all three of them can. I think they're very deserving."
Deron would need close to 20,000 thousand votes a day for the next 24 days to have a shot at starting, and that still might not get it done. I don't think the Utah fans have it in them to make that push. It would take a heavy heavy campaing by Nike, Rockwell, Vitamin Water and the Utah Jazz to get this done. Is it possible yes, but highly unlikely in this economy and market.
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Amar'e Stoudemire (Pho) 950,737; Andrew Bynum (LAL) 588,471; Nene (Den) 199,667; Marc Gasol (Mem) 160,686; Greg Oden (Por) 108,147; Al Jefferson (Min) 98,669; Antonio McDyess (SA) 94,479; Marcus Camby (LAC) 86,719; Andris Biedrins (GS) 77,287; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 69,612;
Emeka Okafor (NO) 61,823; Spencer Hawes (Sac) 20,646.