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Jeff Green 8th in front court, Rajon Rondo 6th in back court in All Star voting

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The NBA announced the early ballot returns for All Star voting and Jeff Green and Rajon Rondo finished in the top ten at their respective positions.

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Here's the official tally from

1. LeBron James (Mia) 609,336
2. Paul George (Ind) 489,335
3. Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 424,211
4. Roy Hibbert (Ind) 208,369
5. Chris Bosh (Mia) 156,364
6. Kevin Garnett (BKN) 102,825
7. Joakim Noah (Chi) 75,229
8. Jeff Green (Bos) 55,912
9. Luol Deng (Chi) 54,340
10. Tyson Chandler (NYK) 51,738
11. Andre Drummond (Det) 51,351
12. Carlos Boozer (Chi) 48,745
13. Paul Pierce (BKN) 45,145
14. Brook Lopez (BKN) 37,153
15. Josh Smith (Det) 32,025

1. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 396,279
2. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 365,712
3. Derrick Rose (Chi) 272,410
4. John Wall (Was) 124,851
5. Ray Allen (Mia) 99,464
6. Rajon Rondo (Bos) 80,889
7. Deron Williams (BKN) 44,282
8. George Hill (Ind) 42,536
9. Evan Turner (Phi) 33,605
10. Mario Chalmers (Mia) 32,996

I know it's fan voting, but it's nice to see Jeff Green get some run as one of the league's top players.  There's been so much debate about whether he's a go-to guy or a #2 on a contending team.  At least 55,912 fans think he's pretty good.

Tom Haberstroh at ESPN Insider has an interesting dark horse for an All-Star reserve: Jordan Crawford.  Steez was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week recently and put together a pretty good contract year with Rondo on the shelf.  Here's Haberstroh's case:

Don't laugh. No, there's no rule that requires a division leader to have an All-Star representative, but Crawford might not need it. Crawford always has been a better passer than his reputation dictated, but no one saw this coming. Crawford has notched as many 10-assist games this season as Jose Calderon, Damian Lillard, Eric Bledsoe and George Hill combined (three). All told, Crawford owns the fourth-highest PER among East guards. Brad Stevens, miracle worker.

I can't argue that he's wrong, but I'd almost rather have Avery Bradley get the Atlantic Division leader nod and watch him play defense at the ASG.