Magic All-Star candidates announced

The NBA All-Star Ballot was unveiled Friday and All-Star voting is officially open.

Why you would want to vote for the All Stars just two weeks into the season is beyond me, but you can do that now on, by tweeting your vote with the hashtag #NBABallot. You can also vote using the NBA Game Time app.

What Magic palyers are officially on the ballot?

The NBA requires at least a few players from each team appear on the ballot. So you can easily vote for Arron Afflalo, Tobias Harris, Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic.

The ballot is created before the season (so they can print them out, etc.) using a panel of media members covering the NBA regularly. Voting will continue for the next two months, concluding Jan. 20 with the starters getting announced Jan. 23. The reserves will be announced shortly afterward and then skills competitions — including the Rising Stars Challenge where the Magic figure ot have a few representatives including Oladipo — after that.

NBA All-Star Weekend will take place Feb. 14-16 in New Orleans.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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