Breaking the Backboards

The 2013 starting five for both the Eastern and Western Conference, as voted by the fans has been released.

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(photo from bleacher-report.com)

Rather than concentrating on the players that were voted in, this article will look at the players performing at a high level that missed out on a starting 5 position. The ‘forgotten’ All-Stars if you will:

All-Star Balloting

Western Conference Eastern Conference
Player Votes Statistics Player Votes Statistics
Tim Duncan (SA) 492,373 17.2ppg 9.6rpg 2.8bpg Tyson Chandler (NYK) 467,968 12.4ppg 11.0rpg  1.1bpg
James Harden (Hou) 485,986  26.3ppg 5.3apg 4.4rpg Paul George (Ind) 80,060 16.9ppg 7.8rpg 3.7apg
Russell Westbrook (OKC) 376,411  22.4ppg 8.3apg 2.0spg Anderson Varejao (Cle) 149,246 14.1ppg 14.4rpg
Stephen Curry (GS) 169,083  20.5ppg 6.6apg 1.6spg Jrue Holiday (Phi) 103,146 19.0ppg 8.8apg 1.4spg
David Lee (GS) 165,875  19.7ppg 10.9rpg Josh Smith (Atl) 187,174 16.5ppg 8.3rpg 3.7apg
Zach Randolph (Mem) 146,980 16.4ppg 11.6rpg Joakim Noah (Chi)

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