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2012 NBA All-Star Game: Second Returns Show Zero Pistons

The second returns are in for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game and, unsurprisingly, there are zero Pistons to be found:

Forwards: LeBron James (Mia) 972,580; Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 779,945; Amar'e Stoudemire (NYK) 281,617; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 268,980; Chris Bosh (Mia) 209,640; Luol Deng (Chi) 166,671; Paul Pierce (Bos) 145,077; Carlos Boozer (Chi) 101,612; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 93,456; Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) 80,694.

Guards: Derrick Rose (Chi) 1,040,210; Dwyane Wade (Mia) 972,015; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 394,672; Ray Allen (Bos) 274,233; Deron Williams (NJN) 143,941; Jose Calderon (Tor) 84,881; Richard Hamilton (Chi) 64,757; John Wall (Was) 61,160; Kyrie Irving (Cle) 53,300; Joe Johnson (Atl) 40,718.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 1,161,797; Joakim Noah (Chi) 141,683; Tyson Chandler (NYK) 107,735; Joel Anthony (Mia) 67,210; JaVale McGee (Was) 41,249; Al Horford (Atl) 35,860.

As Patrick Hayes at PistonPowered points out, Greg Monroe should probably be included amongst the top Eastern Conference centers, especially ahead of the Heat's Joel Anthony. Monroe is currently the second best center in the NBA, only behind Dwight Howard, if you're going by John Hollinger's metrics while averaging 16.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. However, with the Pistons having only three wins and Pistons fans not going to the games, it's that much harder for the second year big man to garner the deserved attention.

For more on the Pistons, check out Detroit Bad Boys.