In Second All-Star Ballot Count, Kevin Garnett Still Lone Net On List

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Kevin Garnett remains the only Brooklyn Nets player to make it on the All-Star balloting returns, ranking ninth among Eastern Conference frontcourt players with 62,584 votes, according to the NBA’s latest tally.

The NBA allows fans to vote for two backcourt players and three frontcourt players. With the Nets lacking star power, health, and a .500 record, it’s little surprise that the only player to make it on the list did so on name recognition: though Garnett’s had a bit of a resurgent season following an up-and-down 2013-14, he’s hardly the ninth-best frontcourt player in the East.

LeBron James leads the Eastern frontcourt (and all players) with just over 775,000 votes, and the two players behind him (Chicago’s Pau Gasol and New York’s Carmelo Anthony) are far and away in the lead.

The Nets still have a shot to make All-Star Weekend, which is hosted at Barclays Center this year. Mason Plumlee is a shoo-in for the Rookie-Sophomore game, and he’s said both this year and last that he’d like to participate in the slam dunk contest. Joe Johnson could get an invite to the Three-Point Shootout, though after last year’s performance, it’s a good bet that he won’t get another invite. But for the game itself, it’s looking less and less likely that any Net will sneak into the game.