Three Blazers Make All-Star Ballot; Damian Lillard Not Included

Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

Three members of the Portland Trail Blazers were included on the 2012-13 All-Star Ballot: LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews.

Three members of the Portland Trail Blazers were included on the 2012-13 All-Star Ballot: forward LaMarcus Aldridge, forward Nicolas Batum and guard Wesley Matthews. This year's ballot only differentiates players as "guards" and "frontcourt" players; it includes 24 guard candidates and 36 frontcourt candidates.

Blazers rookie point guard Damian Lillard was not included on the ballot. Here's the list of Western Conference point guards that were included: Chauncey Billups (Los Angeles Clippers), Darren Collison (Dallas Mavericks), Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Goran Dragic (Phoenix Suns), Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets), Jeremy Lin (Houston Rockets), Andre Miller (Denver Nuggets), Steve Nash (Los Angeles Lakers), Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers), Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).

Billups and Rubio have not yet played a game. Neither has New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon, who is also on the ballot.

Hornets forward Anthony Davis was the only rookie included in this year's ballots.

Former Blazers Gerald Wallace and Raymond Felton were included on the East ballot.

Here's some information on this year's ballots. Scroll down for the full ballots.

2013 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by Sprint gives fans around the world the opportunity to vote daily for their favorite players as starters for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston. For the first time ever, NBA fans can vote via social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter, and Sina Weibo and Tencent QQ in China.

Twitter voting will allow fans to tweet a vote for one player each day throughout the All-Star balloting period. The tweet must include a player's first and last name, along with hash tag #NBABALLOT. Facebook voting will allow fans to fill out one full ballot (three frontcourt and two guards from each conference) per day, through a custom application on Facebook.

Fans can also access the ballot and vote through the NBA Game Time and NBA Game Time from Sprint applications, available on Android and iOS. NBA fans can fill out one full ballot (three frontcourt and two guards from each conference) per day, through the NBA Game Time and NBA Game Time from Sprint application, the most comprehensive app in the marketplace for NBA fans.

There are several other ways fans can cast their votes as part of this season's all-digital program including: in 11 languages on NBA.com/ASB, through SMS voting by texting the player's last name to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA") or by visiting NBA.com/ASB on any wireless device. Fans can vote for 10 different players per day, per phone number, via SMS voting by sending 10 separate SMS messages, each one with a different player's last name. Message and data rates may apply.

After submitting their All-Star selections, fans will have the ability to share them with their friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter, and encourage others to cast their ballots.

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

2013 NBA ALL-STAR WESTERN CONFERENCE BALLOT

WEST GUARDS (24)
Allen Tony, Memphis
Billups Chauncey, LA Clippers
Bryant Kobe, LA Lakers
Collison Darren, Dallas
Conley Mike, Memphis
Curry Stephen, Golden State
Dragic Goran, Phoenix
Evans Tyreke, Sacramento
Ginobili Manu, San Antonio
Gordon Eric, New Orleans
Harden James, Houston
Lawson Ty, Denver
Lin Jeremy, Houston
Martin Kevin, Oklahoma City
Matthews, Wesley, Portland
Mayo O.J., Dallas
Miller Andre, Denver
Nash Steve, LA Lakers
Parker Tony, San Antonio
Paul Chris, LA Clippers
Rubio Ricky, Minnesota
Thompson Klay, Golden State
Thornton Marcus, Sacramento
Westbrook Russell, Oklahoma City

WEST FRONTCOURT (36)
Aldridge LaMarcus, Portland
Anderson Ryan, New Orleans
Asik Omer, Houston
Batum Nicolas, Portland
Bogut Andrew, Golden State
Cousins DeMarcus, Sacramento
Davis Anthony, New Orleans
Duncan Tim, San Antonio
Durant Kevin, Oklahoma City
Faried Kenneth, Denver
Favors Derrick, Utah
Gallinari Danilo, Denver
Gasol Marc, Memphis
Gasol Pau, LA Lakers
Gay Rudy, Memphis
Gortat Marcin, Phoenix
Griffin Blake, LA Clippers
Hill Grant, LA Clippers
Howard Dwight, LA Lakers
Ibaka Serge, Oklahoma City
Iguodala Andre, Denver
Jefferson Al, Utah
Kaman Chris, Dallas
Kirilenko Andrei, Minnesota
Lee David, Golden State
Leonard Kawhi, San Antonio
Love Kevin, Minnesota
Marion Shawn, Dallas
Millsap Paul, Utah
Nowitzki Dirk, Dallas
Parsons Chandler, Houston
Pekovic Nikola, Minnesota
Perkins Kendrick, Oklahoma City
Randolph Zach, Memphis
Scola Luis, Phoenix
World Peace Metta, LA Lakers

2013 NBA ALL-STAR EASTERN CONFERENCE BALLOT


EAST GUARDS (24)
Afflalo Arron, Orlando
Allen Ray, Miami
Calderon Jose, Toronto
DeRozan DeMar, Toronto
Ellis Monta, Milwaukee
Felton Raymond, New York
George Paul, Indiana
Henderson Gerald, Charlotte
Hill George, Indiana
Hinrich Kirk, Chicago
Holiday Jrue, Philadelphia
Irving Kyrie, Cleveland
Jennings Brandon, Milwaukee
Johnson Joe, Brooklyn
Knight Brandon, Detroit
Lowry Kyle, Toronto
Rondo Rajon, Boston
Stuckey Rodney, Detroit
Teague Jeff, Atlanta
Terry Jason, Boston
Wade Dwyane, Miami
Walker Kemba, Charlotte
Wall John, Washington
Williams Deron, Brooklyn

EAST FRONTCOURT (36)
Anthony Carmelo, New York
Bargnani Andrea, Toronto
Battier Shane, Miami
Boozer Carlos, Chicago
Bosh Chris, Miami
Bynum Andrew, Philadelphia
Casspi Omri, Cleveland
Chandler Tyson, New York
Dalembert Samuel, Milwaukee
Davis Glen, Orlando
Deng Luol, Chicago
Garnett Kevin, Boston
Gibson Taj, Chicago
Granger Danny, Indiana
Green Jeff, Boston
Harrington Al, Orlando
Hawes Spencer, Philadelphia
Hibbert Roy, Indiana
Horford Al, Atlanta
Humphries Kris, Brooklyn
Ilyasova Ersan, Milwaukee
James LeBron, Miami
Lopez Brook, Brooklyn
Monroe Greg, Detroit
Mullens Byron, Charlotte
Nene, Washington
Noah Joakim, Chicago
Okafor Emeka, Washington
Pierce Paul, Boston
Prince Tayshaun, Detroit
Smith Josh, Atlanta
Stoudemire Amar'e, New York
Varejao Anderson, Cleveland
Wallace Gerald, Brooklyn
West David, Indiana
Young Thaddeus, Philadelphia

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