The Phoenix Suns are in danger of being shut out in the 2012 All-Star Game. It might all depend on how many guard the West roster picks up.
Right now Steve Nash is fourth among the guards, which probably puts him in good shape to get into the All-Star Game if the West picks up four guards as they usually do. Nash trails Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers as expected. What wasn't expected is that young Ricky Rubio is already making his impact felt, currently positioned in third overall ahead of Nash.
Can Nash fend off Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder? Nash only leads by 10,000 votes, and Westbrook's Thunder team is one of the best in the league. However, the Canadian vote might help out greatly in keeping Nash up top.
Marcin Gortat is fifth among centers and has no chance of displacing Andrew Bynum from his perch.
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