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Jazz feature 4 players on All-Star ballot

Jazz feature 4 players on All-Star ballot



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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz feature four players on the 2010 NBA All-Star ballot.

Carlos Boozer, Paul Millsap, Mehmet Okur and Deron Williams all appear on the ballot released Tuesday during a special tip-off event in Dallas, the Official Host City of NBA All-Star 2010.

NBA All-Star Balloting began this morning at 10:30 a.m.

The 2010 NBA All-Star Game will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, February 14, 2010, before an expected crowd of more than 80,000 - the largest group ever to witness a live basketball game.

For the first time in balloting history, fans can vote for All-Stars any time by texting a player's last name to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA"), from their mobile phones. Fans can cast one SMS vote per day, per phone number.

Paper balloting will continue through January 10, while wireless balloting and voting on NBA.com will conclude January 18. Starters will be announced live on TNT on Thursday, January 21, 2010.

The NBA All-Star ballot lists 120 players - 60 each from the Eastern and Western conferences - with 24 guards, 24 forwards, and 12 centers from each conference comprising the list.

Voters select two guards, two forwards and one center from each conference. The 120 players on the ballot were selected by a panel of media who regularly cover the NBA: Mike Breen (ABC/ESPN), Eddie Sefko (Dallas Morning News), Doug Smith (The Toronto Star and President, Pro Basketball Writers Association) Marc Spears (Yahoo! Sports), Marc Stein (ESPN.com) and Ian Thomsen (Sports Illustrated).

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