Utah Jazz: Four Jazz players included on NBA All-Star ballot

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 4 2012 12:27 p.m. MST

Paul Millsap, of Utah, center, knocks the ball away from Carl Landry, of New Orleans for a steal as the New Orleans Hornets face the Utah Jazz in NBA basketball in Salt Lake City, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — The NBA announced today that Utah Jazz guard Devin Harris, forwards Derrick Favors and Paul Millsap, and center Al Jefferson are featured on the 2012 NBA All-Star ballot, which was unveiled today during a special tip-off event in Orlando, Fla., the host city of NBA All-Star 2012. NBA All-Star balloting began today at 10:15 a.m. MT. The 61st NBA All-Star Game will be played at the Amway Center on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.

Harris was a 2009 NBA All-Star selection and has started the first six games for the Jazz, averaging 10.2 points and 4.2 assists. Favors, Jefferson and Millsap are vying for their first-ever All-Star selections. Jefferson currently leads the Jazz in scoring at 18.2 points per game, while also contributing 8.4 rebounds, 1.60 blocks and 1.00 steal. Millsap is the Jazz's second-leading scorer, averaging a near double-double at 12.0 points and 9.2 rebounds to go with 2.00 steals per game. An NBA All-Rookie Second Team selection last year, Favors is averaging 8.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.33 blocks in 24.8 minutes in his second NBA campaign. Fans are also permitted to cast write-in votes for other Jazz players not listed on the ballot.

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