Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis are among the top ten vote-getters in the Eastern Conference All-Star ballot process. Ellis is sixth with 47,650 votes, and Jennings ranks ninth with 35,610 votes.
To be elected to the All-Star Game as a starter, either player would have to finish among the top two among East guards. Since Dwayne Wade and Rajon Rondo each have over 300,000 votes apiece, that’s not happening.
Neither Jennings nor Ellis has ever made an All-Star game before, though Jennings was likely among the final snubs a year ago. After not making the team, he slumped in the weeks that followed.
Ersan Ilyasova and Samuel Dalembert represent the Bucks’ forwards on the ballot; neither ranks among the top ten. Losing their jobs as starters certainly didn’t help in that regard, but they weren’t going to finish that high anyway.
Technically, the pair are on as “frontcourt” players, a new designation that lumps together the old forward and center spots.
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Fans can vote for players on Twitter and other social media this year. To cast a vote on Twitter, include any player’s first and last names along with a hashtag that reads, “#NBABALLOT”.