D-Rose Leads Eastern Guards in First All-Star Returns
The first returns of 2012 All-Star voting came out today, and there were some familiar names on the list. Most notably, Bulls’ MVP Derrick Rose is leading Eastern Conference guards with 640,476 votes good enough for fourth overall in the league. In addition, Bulls starting center Joakim Noah is second overall among Eastern Conference centers, RIP Hamilton is eighth among guards, Luol Deng is seventh among forwards, and Carlos Boozer is ninth among forwards.
Dwight Howard is the overall leading vote getter, with Kobe Bryant leading the Western Conference. If voting ended today, the starting lineups would be Rose, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Howard in the East, and Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Andrew Bynum in the West. The game will be played February 26, 2012 in Orlando. Voting for the starting lineup ends January 31, so make sure you vote for all five Bulls on the ballot. The starters will be revealed February 2 on TNT.