The initial ballot for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at Orlando's Amway Center on Feb. 26 is out, and four players for the Detroit Pistons have made the cut. Four of the five starters for the Pistons are on the initial ballot, but Ben Gordon, who has been one of Detroit's best players on the young season, is absent:
He just happens to be the team's leading scorer, at 18 points per game. It's an indication of how far Gordon's star has fallen in his first two seasons with the Pistons.
Rodney Stuckey, Jonas Jerebko, Greg Monroe and Tayshaun Prince all made the ballot ahead of Gordon. Online voting for the All-Star Game is already live through the NBA's official site. 60 players each from the Eastern and Western Conference made the final cut for the ballot, which chooses the five starters for each conference.