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Blazers’ Aldridge and Lillard move up in All-Star balloting

AP Photo/Don Ryan

AP Photo/Don Ryan

Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard moved up in the NBA’s second release of the All-Star balloting returns.

In the first release Aldridge was 8th among frontcourt players and Lillard was 10th among backcourt players. Both players have moved up two spots going to 6th and 8th respectively.

The profile of the stars keeps rising, even appearing on SportsCenter for a feature piece.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant are the leading vote-getters for the Eastern and Western Conferences.

The balloting ends on Monday Jan. 20 and will be announced before TNT’s double-header on Thursday Jan. 23.

Full release of the results so far here:

NBA ALL-STAR 2014 BALLOTING PRESENTED BY SPRINT

 

 

 

Eastern Conference

 

 

 

 

 

Frontcourt

 

1.         LeBron James (Mia) 854,105

2.         Paul George (Ind) 712,808

3.         Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 580,795

4.         Roy Hibbert (Ind) 304,829

5.         Chris Bosh (Mia) 222,861

6.         Kevin Garnett (BKN) 137,520

7.         Joakim Noah (Chi) 101,308

8.         Andre Drummond (Det) 91,132

9.         Jeff Green (Bos) 78,693

10.       Tyson Chandler (NYK) 77,496

11.       Luol Deng (Chi) 73,418

12.       Carlos Boozer (Chi) 64,861

13.       Paul Pierce (BKN) 60,541

14.       Brook Lopez (BKN) 52,907

15.       Josh Smith (Det) 46,836

Backcourt

 

1.         Dwyane Wade (Mia) 565,455

2.         Kyrie Irving (Cle) 524,000

3.         Derrick Rose (Chi) 299,950

4.         John Wall (Was) 210,988

5.         Ray Allen (Mia) 143,714

6.         Rajon Rondo (Bos) 111,335

7.         Deron Williams (BKN) 74,047

8.         George Hill (Ind) 66,030

9.         Lance Stephenson (Ind) 50,444

10.       DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 48,744

 

 

 

Western Conference

 

 

 

Frontcourt

 

1.         Kevin Durant (OKC) 850,728

2.         Dwight Howard (Hou) 408,623

3.         Blake Griffin (LAC) 399,357

4.         Kevin Love (Min) 377,941

5.         Tim Duncan (SA) 312,809

6.         LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 282,613

7.         Anthony Davis (NO) 188,589

8.         Pau Gasol (LAL) 177,883

9.         Andre Iguodala (GS) 145,089

10.       Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 126,025

11.       Chandler Parsons (Hou) 106,369

12.       DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 99,903

13.       David Lee (GS) 89,858

14.       Omer Asik (Hou) 79,591

15.       Kawhi Leonard (SA) 76,110

Backcourt

 

1.         Kobe Bryant (LAL) 723,031

2.         Chris Paul (LAC) 533,647

3.         Stephen Curry (GS) 481,698

4.         Jeremy Lin (Hou) 358,725

5.         James Harden (Hou) 270,476

6.         Russell Westbrook (OKC) 216,070

7.         Tony Parker (SA) 158,329

8.         Damian Lillard (Por) 105,880

9.         Ricky Rubio (Min) 81,829

10.       Steve Nash (LAL) 81,377

 

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He started writing about NBA Basketball for SwishScout.com before being the Sports Reporter Intern for TrailBlazers.com. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.

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