It's already time to vote for the 2011 NBA All-Star game--and we're not even a month into the season! It shouldn't come as a surprise that the Denver Nuggets have three players listed on the 2011 NBA All-Star ballot, which came out earlier today. Those players are:â†µ
Carmelo Anthony, SF: Anthony is the No. 5 scorer in the league at 24.6 per game, and he is just below a double-double for the season with 9.4 rebounds per game. He has made three NBA All-Star games (2007, 2008, 2010) and should be well on his way to a fourth appearance.â†µ
Chauncey Billups, PG: Billups has made the last five All-Stars games dating back to 2006 when he was with the Detroit Pistons. Billups, who averaged around 19 points a game last season, is down to 14.4 through 11 games. Will 2011 snap his All-Star Game streak?â†µ
Nene, C: In his ninth NBA season, the Brazilian-born center will hope to finally crack the NBA All-Star Game. While not qualified to be among the league's leading centers, Nene has the fourth-best scoring average (12.6) at the position and is 10th in rebounds (5.8).â†µ
There really isn't a case for any other Nuggets player to have been placed on the ballot, but there's always the write-in option in case any voter would like to do so. Say, Gary Forbes? He's been one of the best players the last couple of weeks for the team.â†µ
Whatever one decides, here's the link to vote for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game.