The NBA announced Thursday that All-Star ballots have been expanded to include all players in the L, and fans will now be given more voting time to make better informed choices.
Voting for the big Feb.15 game will start Dec.11, and conclude Jan.19.
From the press release:
The NBA All-Star Ballot presented by Sprint had previously been determined by a panel of broadcasters and media members who cover the NBA, and contained 60 players from each conference. Fans will continue to select two guards and three frontcourt players when choosing the starters for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, but will now be afforded the opportunity to choose from the entire NBA player pool, as opposed to 36 frontcourt players and 24 guards per conference.
“Our players are the most exciting athletes in the world,” president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said Thursday. “Our choice to include all NBA players is both a tribute to their skills and achievements, and another way to engage our fans in the full experience of NBA All-Star by giving them every option.”