The 2010-2011 NBA All-Star Game will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The official All-Star ballots were released by the league today, and the Clippers have four players on the ballot. Two of the four have been both injured and ineffective this season, but the Clippers' contingent is highlighted by two young budding stars.
The Clippers are Eric Gordon's team now, and he should get strong consideration for a spot on the Western Conference All-Star team. Fresh off a strong performance in the FIBA World Championships this summer, Gordon is averaging 23.6 points per game and 4.9 assists per game so far this season. Just think how good he will be when his long-range shots start to fall, as he is shooting an uncharacteristic 18.9% from three-point range in 10 games this season.
Rookie Blake Griffin has been a strong presence in the paint for the Clippers, averaging 16.9 points and 10.8 rebounds per contest. Chris Kaman, who was an All-Star just last season, was struggling this season, shooting 36.4% while averaging 13.7 points per game, before spraining his left ankle earlier this month. Baron Davis, a two-time All-Star while with the Hornets, has played sparingly this season, playing just 109 total minutes in four games.
Print balloting will run through January 17, while online and text voting will conclude on January 23. Starters will be announced on TNT on January 27.
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