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Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge Bumps Up In Third Round Of 2013 NBA All-Star Voting Results

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge ranks eleventh among Western Conference frontcourt players in the third round of All-Star returns.

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Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge rose one spot in the third round of 2013 NBA All-Star voting returns.

In the first round, released three weeks ago, Aldridge finished tenth among Western Conference frontcourt players. In the second round, released last week, Aldridge slipped to twelfth. In the third round, released on Thursday, Aldridge was back up to eleventh.

Jason Quick of The Oregonian reports that Blazers coach Terry Stotts is on the campaign trail on Aldridge's behalf.

"I think LaMarcus is an All-Star; I firmly believe that,'' Stotts said Thursday morning before the Blazers left Toronto for Memphis. "The fact that he is one of four players in the league averaging 20 and 8 ... I think that's extremely good company.''

"As much notoriety as Nic (Batum) and Damian (Lillard) have been getting, which they deserve, LaMarcus is the guy who holds it together for us,'' Stotts said. "When things start going bad for us, we look to him to bail us out. And he has been our most consistent performer. I just think he has a game that people have come to take for granted.'

Only the top three frontcourt players and top two backcourt players will be selected as starters. Fans pick the starters; coaches pick the reserves. Aldridge was a coach's selection in 2012, his only All-Star appearance.

Here are the full third-round results.

Eastern Conference
LeBron James (Mia) 1,151,304 Dwyane Wade (Mia) 765,077
Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 1,054,099 Rajon Rondo (Bos) 675,822
Kevin Garnett (Bos) 390,751 Deron Williams (BKN) 350,618
Chris Bosh (Mia) 362,973 Kyrie Irving (Cle) 308,878
Tyson Chandler (NYK) 315,752 Ray Allen (Mia) 232,441
Paul Pierce (Bos) 205,096 Monta Ellis (Mil) 84,609
Joakim Noah (Chi) 158,743 Raymond Felton (NYK) 77,123
Josh Smith (Atl) 131,508 Jrue Holiday (Phi) 66,514
Anderson Varejao (Cle) 116,166 Jason Terry (Bos) 62,189
Shane Battier (Mia) 107,190 Brandon Jennings (Mil) 56,826
Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK) 104,109
Andrew Bynum (Phi) 93,611
Luol Deng (Chi) 90,736
Brook Lopez (BKN) 76,695
Jeff Green (Bos) 62,367
Western Conference
Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,088,797 Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,177,456
Dwight Howard (LAL) 716,671 Chris Paul (LAC) 651,893
Blake Griffin (LAC) 593,024 Jeremy Lin (Hou) 605,624
Tim Duncan (SA) 352,534 James Harden (Hou) 337,585
Pau Gasol (LAL) 239,440 Russell Westbrook (OKC) 268,558
Kevin Love (Min) 221,291 Steve Nash (LAL) 202,274
Omer Asik (Hou) 160,935 Tony Parker (SA) 128,966
Rudy Gay (Mem) 140,864 Ricky Rubio (Min) 112,352
Serge Ibaka (OKC) 134,172 Stephen Curry (GS) 97,761
Marc Gasol (Mem) 114,465 Manu Ginobili (SA) 84,564
LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 111,156
Zach Randolph (Mem) 111,046
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 106,623
Metta World Peace (LAL) 106,025
Chandler Parsons (Hou) 93,057

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