As of the last All-Star voting totals, Amare Stoudemire was still third among Eastern Conference forwards, trailing Kevin Garnett by more than 120,000 votes. Raymond Felton hasn't yet cracked the top 10 among East guards.
The sixth-highest scoring duo (44.5 points per game, which is tied with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol's combined output) is well-deserving of an All-Star appearance. Here are some key stats from their résumés, compiled by Knicks PR and updated after last night's Heat game:
Stoudemire leads the league in field goals made per game (9.9) and fourth-quarter scoring (averaging 7.3 points), ranks second to Kevin Durant in points (26.3), third in 20-10 point-rebound games (15), sixth in blocks (2.2), seventh in double-doubles (16), tied for 13th in rebounds (9.2) and 16th in field goal percentage (52.3). He set the Knicks record with nine consecutive 30-point efforts and is currently riding a 16-game streak with at least 20 points.
Felton leads all guards in double-doubles (tied for eighth in the league at 15), ranks second to Deron Williams in 20-10 point-assist games (9), fifth in assists (9.0), sixth in minutes (39.1), seventh in steals (1.9), ninth in free throw percentage (88.4) and 29th in points (18.2, fourth among point guards). Before yesterday, he had recorded at least 10 assists in six consecutive games.
The Knicks recently set up VoteKnicks.com where fans are encouraged to vote and check out some cool videos about the Knicks' All-Star push. The site also has an interactive element where they can upload personalized videos of their number one reason to vote for Stoudemire, Felton or Danilo Gallinari. The deadline for the submissions is January 10th, and the winners will be featured in an upcoming DJ Steve Porter mash-up video and television commercial.
All-Star voting ends at midnight on January 23rd.
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