NBA All-Star Ballot returns: No sign of the Atlanta Hawks anywhere

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The early NBA All-Star voting returns are in and there is no Atlanta Hawks player in sight

The early returns on the NBA All-Star ballot are in and surprise...... there is no Atlanta Hawks player in sight. To get a little more in detail no Atlanta Hawks player is currently in the Top 15 in either the frontcourt or the backcourt. No Al Horford, no Paul Millsap, no Kyle Korver and no Jeff Teague.

Really I'm not very surprised given that the Hawks tend to fly under the radar. Their 11-11 start isn't generating a lot of buzz but come on. Surely Millsap or Horford are more deserving of a vote than an injured Tyson Chandler or the corpse of Paul Pierce right? Maybe?

Even worse is the backcourt results where Rajon Rondo has amassed more than 80,000 votes and has yet to play a game this season. Mario Chalmers is 10th for crying out loud.

Here is a look at the early results for the Eastern Conference via NBA.com:

Frontcourt:
1. LeBron James (Mia) 609,336
2. Paul George (Ind) 489,335
3. Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 424,211
4. Roy Hibbert (Ind) 208,369
5. Chris Bosh (Mia) 156,364
6. Kevin Garnett (BKN) 102,825
7. Joakim Noah (Chi) 75,229
8. Jeff Green (Bos) 55,912
9. Luol Deng (Chi) 54,340
10. Tyson Chandler (NYK) 51,738
11. Andre Drummond (Det) 51,351
12. Carlos Boozer (Chi) 48,745
13. Paul Pierce (BKN) 45,145
14. Brook Lopez (BKN) 37,153
15. Josh Smith (Det) 32,025

Backcourt:
1. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 396,279
2. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 365,712
3. Derrick Rose (Chi) 272,410
4. John Wall (Was) 124,851
5. Ray Allen (Mia) 99,464
6. Rajon Rondo (Bos) 80,889
7. Deron Williams (BKN) 44,282
8. George Hill (Ind) 42,536
9. Evan Turner (Phi) 33,605
10. Mario Chalmers (Mia) 32,996

If you want to vote for the 2014 All-Star team there are plenty of ways to do so. You can go online here and vote as well using some of your favorite social media outlets as outlined in this video.

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