Four Magic Players On 2014 NBA All-Star Ballot
Magic fans around the world can now vote for Arron Afflalo, Victor Oladipo, Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris to participate in the 2014 NBA All-Star game via social media, the NBA Game Time App, text message or via the NBA’s website.
Nik Vucevic is currently averaging 15.8 points per game, 11.8 rebounds per game, 2.8 assists per game, 1.0 blocks per game and 1.3 steals per game. Last season, Vucevic was just .5 rebounds per game behind matching Dwight Howard for best rebounding average in the NBA.
One goal that the Magic set for Arron Afflalo this year was to become a more efficient player and so far he is doing just that. He is currently averaging a career and team best of 19.5 points per game.
Prior to arriving in Orlando, Tobias Harris appeared in 70 career NBA regular season games, all with the Bucks, averaging 4.9 points per game (ppg.), and 2.3 rebounds per game (rpg.) in 11.5 minutes per game (minpg.) In Orlando, things changed for Harris, in th 27 games he appeared in he averaged 17.3 ppg., 8.5 rpg., 2.1 assists per game, 1.37 blocks per game in 36.1 minpg. Harris hasn’t played this season as he is currently dealing with an ankle injury but should return to the Magic’s lineup in the next couple of weeks.
Rookie Victor Oladipo is currently averaging 11.9 points per game, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game. In his first few games of the season, Oladipo played well against fan favorites Chris Paul, Derrick Williams and Ricky Rubio. From this point on he can only get better, it just takes time for players to transition into the NBA.
Fans will have until Jan. 20 to vote for their favorite players around the league. The lineups for the 2014 NBA-All Star game will be announced on TNT on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. ET.
Fans can now vote for three front court players and two backcourt players from each conference. This contest features 120 players, 60 players from each conference (36 frontcourt players and 24 backcourt players.)
How to vote:
Facebook: To vote fans must comment on the official league, team, or international NBA All-Star Facebook pages with the player’s first and last name and use hash tag #NBABallot. Fans can vote for 10 unique players per day.
Twitter: To vote fans must tweet must include the player’s first and last name along with hash tag #NBABallot. Fans can vote for 10 unique players per day.
Instagram: Vote by posting an original photo, in the photo caption be sure to use #NBABallot and the player’s first and last name. Fans can vote for 10 unique players per day.
NBA’s Website: To vote visit NBA.com/asb
Text Messaging: Vote by texting the player’s last name to 6-9-6-2-2 (“MYNBA”).
NBA Game Time App: Fans can vote once a day on their phones.