The 2012-13 NBA season is barely underway, yet All-Star voting has already begun. While the season is young, there have already been a number of memorable games, ridiculous stat lines and there are even some records that are being closed in on.
This year's All-Star game is seeing a slightly different roster formatting. Instead of nominating two guards, two forwards and a center, it is now broken into just two categories: frontcourt players and guards. This comes as a result of the lineups for teams taking a serious change.
A lot of teams (most notably Miami and Boston) have taken to a "small ball" approach without a true center in their lineup. This new rule gives the lineups the chance to see the best players—regardless of position—period.
There are more than just 10 players that deserve an All-Star start, but there are a limited number of slots open. Those starting slots are not decided by a board or coaches. The starters are decided by the fans votes.
While popularity and branding is going to have an impact on who gets the starting nods, there are 10 players that deserve to be starting the 2012-13 edition of the All-Star game.