The NBA announced the third returns of All-Star balloting Thursday and Yi Jianlian has closed the gap slightly on Kevin Garnett for the second forward spot in the East. Vince Carter still ranks third among guards, but the gap between Carter and Allen Iverson has widened. Devin Harris is still fifth. Fans can vote through January 19 and the starters will be announced on January 22. Nike is taking advantage of Yi's popularity with new Nets-branded sneakers.
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