The NBA released the first returns for All-Star balloting Thursday, and no Nets are in position to start. Yi Jianlian is the closest, in third among East forwards, 140,000 votes behind Kevin Garnett. Vince Carter is third among East guards, but is getting more than doubled up by both Dwyane Wade and Allen Iverson. Meanwhile, Devin Harris is 10th among guards, behind the likes of Jose Calderon and Luke Ridnour. Yi has more votes than Carter and Harris combined. Balloting will continue through Jan. 19.
- Howard, Bryant leading pack in first All-Star ballot returns - NBA.com
- Early returns show fans notice Wade's resurgence - Art Garcia - NBA.com
- 2009 NBA All-Star Ballot - NBA.com
- Yi Third. Vince Third. Devin...10th? - Fred Kerber - New York Post Nets Blog
- Carter's Shots and a Reality Check - Al Iannazzone - In the 'Zzone
- Tenth not perfect for Harris - Al Iannazzone - YES Network