Yesterday the NBA released this year's All Star ballot, and the only Celtics who's names appear on it are Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green, and Gerald Wallace. Obviously it's hard to complain, and unless Rondo comes back soon it's very likely Boston will be without an All-Star for the first time since 2007.
For the moment Jordan Crawford could actually be making the case as the Celtic most worthy of All-Star consideration, but nobody ever saw that coming, and I never would have expected him to be on the ballot. I am surprised that neither Avery Bradley or Brandon Bass are listed however; both are solid players who were starters last year. Given the summer league performance and rookie hype surrounding Kelly Olynyk, I figured he had a chance as well. Or how about Jared Sullinger, who posted a career high 26 points last night?
If you'd like to cast votes for any of these guys not included, there are a number of ways you can do it. On the official online ballot there is a "write in" section at the bottom. You don't even have to type in a name yourself, it lets you scroll through every player in alphabetical order (so in reality everyone is actually on the ballot). You can also vote via twitter, facebook, or instagram using the hashtag #NBABallot:
For Celtics players who've been left of the NBA All-Star ballot (or anyone really), you can still vote this way: Jordan Crawford #NBABallot
— Mark Vandeusen (@LucidSportsFan) November 16, 2013
It's also possible to vote by texting names to 69622. The league allows you to vote for up to 10 players per day, every day, no matter which method you chose.
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