All-Star Voting: Drummond No. 11 among bigs in Eastern Conference

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The NBA has released the early returns on the All-Star game ballots. It's not good for the extremely deserving Andre Drummond

The NBA released early results in voting for this year's All-Star game, and it appears that if Andre Drummond has any chance of making his first All-Star game, the coaches are going to have to select him.

Andre Drummond ranks No. 11 (51,351 votes) and Josh Smith ranks No. 13 (32,025) in Eastern Conference frontcourt voting. We've already covered why Drummond deserves to start the game for the East, but in the popularity contest that is All-Star voting, Dre just doesn't have the name recognition ... yet.

While the NBA eliminated votes at traditional positions a few years ago, of players who start mostly at center, Drummond trails Roy Hibbert (208,369), Chris Bosh (156,364) Joakim Noah (75,229) and Tyson Chandler (51,738).

NBA 2013 All-Star Balloting

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt
  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
Backcourt
  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

Western Conference

Frontcourt:
  1. Kevin Durant (OKC) 607,407
  2. Dwight Howard (Hou) 295,120
  3. Blake Griffin (LAC) 292,925
  4. Kevin Love (Min) 275,506
  5. Tim Duncan (SA) 217,271
  6. Anthony Davis (NO) 149,579
  7. Pau Gasol (LAL) 133,199
  8. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 132,818
  9. Andre Iguodala (GS) 109,745
  10. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 89,093
  11. Chandler Parsons (Hou) 77,179
  12. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 60,923
  13. David Lee (GS) 60,015
  14. Kawhi Leonard (SA) 55,023
  15. Omer Asik (Hou) 53,827
Backcourt
  1. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 501,215
  2. Chris Paul (LAC) 393,313
  3. Stephen Curry (GS) 327,449
  4. Jeremy Lin (Hou) 240,404
  5. James Harden (Hou) 198,667
  6. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 149,065
  7. Tony Parker (SA) 112,423
  8. Ricky Rubio (Min) 63,096
  9. Steve Nash (LAL) 60,782
  10. Damian Lillard (Por) 55,847
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