Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge Still 6th Among West Forwards For All-Star Voting

As noted two weeks ago, six members of the Portland Trail Blazers appear on the 2012 NBA All-Star Ballot for selection for the Western Conference team: Guards Raymond Felton and Wesley Matthews, forwards LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Gerald Wallace, and center Marcus Camby.

The NBA released the first returns last week and Aldridge was the only one of the six Blazers to make it on the list of leaders. Aldridge, who is seeking his first All-Star appearance, started sixth among Western Conference forwards, trailing Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol and Kevin Love.

The NBA released its second round of returns on Thursday and there was no movement on the list. Aldridge is still sixth and the players above him remain in the same order. His vote tally has climbed to more than 188,000.

Here's the list of leaders at the Western Conference forward position.

Forwards: Kevin Durant (OKC) 973,152; Blake Griffin (LAC) 619,913; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 354,434; Pau Gasol (LAL) 327,596; Kevin Love (Min) 232,656; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 188,829; Tim Duncan (SA) 133,575; Lamar Odom (Dal) 96,080; Metta World Peace (LAL) 63,055; Danilo Gallinari (Den) 59,646.

Here's the list of current All-Star starters based on the first two rounds of voting...

  • West: Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Andrew Bynum
  • East: Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard

Click through for the rest of the list of leaders at all positions for both conferences.

Voting continues on NBA.com.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

Here's the full list of leaders based off the initial returns.

2012 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING: EASTERN CONFERENCE

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

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

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

2012 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING: WESTERN CONFERENCE

Forwards: Kevin Durant (OKC) 973,152; Blake Griffin (LAC) 619,913; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 354,434; Pau Gasol (LAL) 327,596; Kevin Love (Min) 232,656; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 188,829; Tim Duncan (SA) 133,575; Lamar Odom (Dal) 96,080; Metta World Peace (LAL) 63,055; Danilo Gallinari (Den) 59,646.

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,110,379; Chris Paul (LAC) 835,026; Ricky Rubio (Min) 248,423; Steve Nash (Pho) 188,537; Russell Westbrook (OKC) 167,996; Kyle Lowry (Hou) 132,972; Monta Ellis (GS) 105,926; Manu Ginobili (SA) 79,821; Jason Kidd (Dal) 79,783; Chauncey Billups (LAC) 73,429.

Centers: Andrew Bynum (LAL) 777,365; DeAndre Jordan (LAC) 214,883; Marc Gasol (Mem) 182,992; Nenê (Den) 144,066; Marcin Gortat (Pho) 92,511; Kendrick Perkins (OKC) 66,380.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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