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ESPN Panel: DeAndre Jordan is the most likely first-time All-Star

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ESPN's Forecast Panel votes DJ as #1 most likely to get his first All-Star appearance.

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In a recent article, ESPN's Forecast Panel voted on who they thought would finally get his first NBA All-Star nomination. After the votes were counted, DeAndre Jordan came out in first place, barely beating Kawaii Leonard. Naturally, the results of the poll should be taken with a grain (or bag) of salt. At least one of the votes for DJ came on the presumption that Doc Rivers will increase DJ's role in the offense. Still, it's encouraging to see the hype train for DJ starting to build up already. Likewise, it's interesting to see DJ beating out a bunch of other impressive players in the NBA who are still without an All-Star nod to their name.