Utah Jazz: Vote for Nash = Vote for D-Will
McGrady, Iverson aren't All-Stars despite what ballots may say
Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix — After a couple of injury-riddled years, he's back playing at a level expected of him. He's averaging 20.8 points and 8.7 boards for the overachieving Suns.
Chris Kaman, L.A. Clippers — Don't laugh, but Kaman is actually having a better season than the Lakers' Andrew Bynum or any other center in the conference. He's averaging 20.4 points and 9.3 rebounds.
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers — The best player on the West's best team. Enough said.
Steve Nash, Phoenix — His numbers are every bit as good as they were in his back-to-back MVP seasons. He leads the NBA by dishing out 11.3 assists per game.
Chris Paul, New Orleans — Yes, he missed about a month of the season due to injury, but he's been amazing when he has played. He's second in the league in assists per game (10.8) while also scoring nearly 20 points per outing.
Brandon Roy, Portland — Has done an amazing job helping the Trail Blazers stay competitive considering all the injuries that team has had. He's averaging 23 points per game along with five assists and five rebounds.
Deron Williams, Utah — It would mean the world to D-Will to finally make an All-Star game, especially since it's being played in his hometown. He deserves to be an All-Star, too, with his 19.5 scoring and 9.8 assist average.
LeBron James, Cleveland — He's having another phenomenal all-around season, averaging a league-best 43.7 points plus 7.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game.
Chris Bosh, Toronto — Another 20/10 man — averaging 23.7 points and 11.3 rebounds.
Kevin Garnett, Boston — Has missed some time due to injury, but is a key to Boston's success with his play and leadership. Averaging 15 points and 7.6 rebounds.
Gerald Wallace, Charlotte — Not as well known as many of the All-Stars, but he's having a huge season for the Bobcats, averaging 18.2 points and 11.8 rebounds.
Josh Smith, Atlanta — A strong all-around player for one of the best up-and-coming teams in the league.
Dwight Howard, Orlando — Simply the best center in the NBA today, and the stats back it up. He leads the NBA in both rebounding and blocked shots and averages 17 points per game, too.
David Lee, New York — Quietly having a huge season for a team that has been getting better all year — and thus making the first-round draft pick Utah has of theirs less valuable all the time. Averaging 19 points and 11 boards per game.
Dwyane Wade, Miami — Hasn't been quite as good as last year when he won the scoring title, but still averaging 27.1 points per game.
Joe Johnson, Atlanta — He's the Hawks' top scorer (21.1 ppg), but he also passes and rebounds well, averaging five assists and five boards.
Derrick Rose, Chicago — The 2009 Rookie of the Year is not having a sophomore slump, as his 18.8-point and 6-assist averages will attest.
Rajon Rondo, Boston — It used to be "the Big 3" in Boston, but Rondo has turned it into a "Big 4." He's deserving of his first All-Star spot with his conference-best 9.6 assists per game average.
Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee — His 55-point game early in this, his rookie season, put him on the map. He's tailed off a bit after his fast start, but is still averaging 18.5 points and six assists per game, which puts him at an All-Star level. Plus, he's just fun to watch.
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