It's never too early to get started on who deserves to compete in one of the most highly publicized events on television world-wide.
NBA Primetime ranks their top performers on the season thus far and lists the starting five and bench players for both conferences.
G- Dwyane Wade—Averaging 27.8 PPG 14 GP (fourth in league). A clear favorite in the starting lineup.
G- Vince Carter—Has helped bring Orlando to a 12-4 record (best in Eastern Conference), while averaging just under 20 PPG, 5.0 RPG, and 2.3 APG.
F- LeBron James—Arguably the most elite player in the league, is there any doubt LJ won't make the starting five!?!
F- Josh Smith—An extreme underdog who probably won't make it into the starting five, but a player who is more than deserving of the opportunity.
C- Dwight Howard—The clear favorite at the center position, posting 17.3 PPG, 11.8 RPG, and 1.8 BPG.
Seven Bench Players
Joe Johnson- SG
Chris Bosh- PF (Will most likely make the starting five list)
Kevin Garnett- PF (If not Bosh, definitely KG)
Paul Pierce- SF
Rajon Rondo- PG
Andre Iguodala- SF
Danny Granger- SF
On the bubble bench players- Ray Allen- SG, Jamal Crawford- SG, Mo Williams- PG
G- Kobe Bryant—Leading the league with 30.1 PPG. Need I say more?
G- Steve Nash—Although CP3 will grab this spot, Nash is currently leading the league with 11.9 APG and is currently on the hottest team in the NBA.
F- Carmelo Anthony—If one athlete deserves to be in the starting five most it's Melo. No. 15 is posting a career-high 29.7 PPG, along with 6.1 RPG, 3.5 APG, and 1.7 SPG.
F- Dirk Nowitzki—Nowitki is averaging just under 27 PPG and 9 RPG, including 3 APG and 1.6 BPG, leading the Mavericks to a 11-4 record thus far (fourth in the West). He also scored 29 points in one quarter this season!
C- Andrew Bynum—Bynum is playing the best basketball of his career dropping 19.7 PPG, 10.9 RPG, and 1.7 BPG in 12 contests this season. On a team like LA, Bynum's inflated voting numbers should send him right into the starting five in the West.
Seven Bench Players