Four out of five Wolves starters on All-Star ballot

MINNEAPOLIS — Fan voting for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game

began Friday, and four out of the five members of the Timberwolves’ starting

lineup appear on the ballot.

A four-person media selection panel included Kevin Love,

Kevin Martin, Nikola Pekovic and Ricky Rubio among 120 names up for online and

social-media election to the Western Conference’s starting lineup. Reserve

forward Derrick Williams also appears on the ballot.

Starting small forward Corey Brewer was not included,

meaning it would be up to the West’s coaches to make him an All-Star.

Fans can vote using a

variety of digital and social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter,

Instagram and text messaging. Fan balloting ends Monday, Jan. 20, and starters

will be announced Jan. 23.

The 63rd NBA All-Star Game is slated for Sunday, Feb. 16 at

New Orleans Arena.

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