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2013 NBA All-Star Game: 5 Nuggets appear on ballot

Kenneth Faried, Danilo Gallinari, Andre Iguodala, Ty Lawson and Andre Miller will all appear on the ballot, although none of the five will likely be voted as a starter.

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The NBA unveiled the All-Star ballot for the 2012-2013 season on Wednesday and five Nuggets -- Andre Iguodala, Kenneth Faried, Danilo Gallinari, Ty Lawson and Andre Miller -- made the cut.

The ballot will look different in recent years, with only two categories -- front-court and back-court -- instead of the more traditional designations of "guard", "forward" and "center".

Faried and Gallinari are in the front-court, where they'll have to contend with Dwight Howard, who will likely be a shoe-in regardless of how well the Lakers play under their new head coach, and Kevin Durant, one of the league's biggest stars.

Injuries to Kevin Love and Dirk Nowitzki, two perennial All-Stars, may open up a spot for the two Nuggets forwards as reserves.

In the back-court, high-wattage names like Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Russell Westbrook and James Harden are almost assured of snatching up the starting spots, leaving the three Nuggets representatives fighting among a huge pool of players hoping to make the team on the coaches ballots.