2013 NBA All-Star voting: Joakim Noah 7th among East forwards

Jonathan Daniel

The results from the first round of NBA All-Star voting were released on Thursday, and Bulls forwards Joakim Noah and Luol Deng are 7th and 13th, respectively, in the Eastern Conference at forward.

Bulls forward Joakim Noah is seventh in the Eastern Conference at forward in the first round of NBA All-Star voting, whose results were released on Thursday. Noah has collected 73,366 votes, and is behind LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Garnett, Chris Bosh, Tyson Chandler, and Paul Pierce in the East's front court. Fellow Bull Luol Deng is 13th in the East at forward with 48,450 votes. James, Anthony and Garnett would be the East's starting frontcourt if voting were to end today.

The Bulls don't have a single guard in the top 10 in the Eastern Conference All-Star voting. Point guard Derrick Rose would surely be high on the list, but he has yet to play a game this season due to a significant knee injury late last season. Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo are the two backcourt starters for the East as of now.

All-Star balloting will conclude on Jan. 14, and the results will be aired on TNT on Jan. 17.

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