2012 NBA All-Star Voting: Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah Make Play For 2012 All-Star Game

The Chicago Bulls (13-3) have a total of five starters vying for a chance at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, with PG Derrick Rose and C Joakim Noah leading the way. The latest vote count from NBA.com has the Rose and Noah, forwards Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer, and guard Richard Hamilton all in the top group of vote recipients:

Eastern Conference Forwards

  1. LeBron James (Mia) 972,580
  2. Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 779,945
  3. Amar'e Stoudemire (NYK) 281,617
  4. Kevin Garnett (Bos) 268,980
  5. Chris Bosh (Mia) 209,640
  6. Luol Deng (Chi) 166,671
  7. Paul Pierce (Bos) 145,077
  8. Carlos Boozer (Chi) 101,612
  9. Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 93,456
  10. Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) 80,694

Eastern Conference Guards

  1. Derrick Rose (Chi) 1,040,210
  2. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 972,015
  3. Rajon Rondo (Bos) 394,672
  4. Ray Allen (Bos) 274,233
  5. Deron Williams (NJN) 143,941
  6. Jose Calderon (Tor) 84,881
  7. Richard Hamilton (Chi) 64,757
  8. John Wall (Was) 61,160
  9. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 53,300
  10. Joe Johnson (Atl) 40,718

Eastern Conference Centers

  1. Dwight Howard (Orl) 1,161,797
  2. Joakim Noah (Chi) 141,683
  3. Tyson Chandler (NYK) 107,735
  4. Joel Anthony (Mia) 67,210
  5. JaVale McGee (Was) 41,249
  6. Al Horford (Atl) 35,860

The gap between Howard and Noah cannot be overstated. Here is a visual representation of the difference between first and the remaining places in the Eastern Conference center voting:

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Voting for the 2012 All-Star Roster closes on January 31. Go to NBA.com to cast your vote now.

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