Despite the team's recent woes, Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett are still getting enough votes for them to start in the All Star game.
Rondo is currently second among Eastern Conference guards with 675,822 votes. He trails Miami's Dwyane Wade, who has 765,077 votes. Garnett is third among Eastern Conference frontcourt players with 390,751 votes. He trails Miami's LeBron James (1,151,304 votes) and New York's Carmelo Anthony (1,054,099).
So if their poor play was all just a ruse to get some extra rest on All Star weekend, then it hasn't had the desired effect.