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Jason Jones, Sacramento Kings beat writer

DeMarcus Cousins moves up one spot in All-Star voting

01/09/2014 11:41 AM

01/09/2014 3:22 PM

The NBA has released the third round of votes for starters for next month’s All-Star Game in New Orleans.

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has moved up to 11th among frontcourt players in the Western Conference. The top-3 players are voted in as starters, so Cousins will have to rely on coaches voting him into the game at this rate. Fan voting closes Jan. 20.

The top-2 backcourt players will start for their conferences.

Cousins leads all centers with 23.5 points per game. Cousins also averages 11.5 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love are the only other players in the NBA averaging at least 23 points and 10 rebounds.

Here is how the fans votes are looking:

Western Conference

Frontcourt

1. Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,054,209

2. Dwight Howard (Hou) 509,116

3. Blake Griffin (LAC) 500,964

4. Kevin Love (Min) 483,031

5. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 404,793

6. Tim Duncan (SA) 385,342

7. Anthony Davis (NO) 223,956

8. Pau Gasol (LAL) 207,213

9. Andre Iguodala (GS) 192,616

10. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 156,792

11. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 148,604

12. David Lee (GS) 141,509

13. Chandler Parsons (Hou) 135,387

14. Omer Asik (Hou) 101,372

15. Kawhi Leonard (SA) 91,859

Backcourt

1. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 844,538

2. Stephen Curry (GS) 677,372

3. Chris Paul (LAC) 651,073

4. Jeremy Lin (Hou) 471,980

5. James Harden (Hou) 338,788

6. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 260,499

7. Tony Parker (SA) 195,328

8. Damian Lillard (Por) 162,363

9. Klay Thompson (GS) 108,404

10. Ricky Rubio (Min) 97,265

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

1. LeBron James (Mia) 1,076,063

2. Paul George (Ind) 899,671

3. Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 702,869

4. Roy Hibbert (Ind) 385,964

5. Chris Bosh (Mia) 304,986

6. Kevin Garnett (BKN) 164,021

7. Joakim Noah (Chi) 128,201

8. Andre Drummond (Det) 120,844

9. Tyson Chandler (NYK) 101,637

10. Jeff Green (Bos) 96,336

11. Luol Deng (Cle) 90,730

12. Carlos Boozer (Chi) 80,271

13. Paul Pierce (BKN) 72,581

14. David West (Ind) 61,612

15. Brook Lopez (BKN) 58,477

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Jason Jones, who joined The Sacramento Bee in 2002, has covered the Kings since 2008. Jones, a UC Berkeley graduate, also has covered high school sports, the Oakland Raiders and the Sacramento Monarchs for The Bee. Contact him at jejones@sacbee.com. Twitter: @mr_jasonjones

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