Cousins, Thomas and Vasquez Represent Kings on All-Star Ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas and Greivis Vasquez represent the Sacramento Kings as nominees for starting spots on the 2014 NBA All-Star Game Western Conference squad.

The NBA and Sprint announced the All-Star ballots on November 15, during an event in New Orleans, the host city of NBA All-Star 2014. The 120 players on the ballot (60 each from the Western and Eastern conference) were selected by a panel including Greg Anthony of NBA Digital, Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Zach Lowe of Grantland, and John Reid of the New Orleans Times Picayune.

Cousins, with averages of 22.8 points and 10 rebounds per contest, is among the league leaders in both categories. Through eight games, the fourth-year center has three 30 point games and four double-doubles. Thomas, having scored in double digits in each of the his first eight games off the bench, is second on the team in scoring (18.1 ppg) and assists (5 apg). Vasquez, in his first season with the Kings, leads the team in assists (5.5 apg) and third on the squad in scoring (10.5 ppg).

NBA All-Star Balloting 2014 presented by Sprint allows fans around the world the opportunity to vote for their favorite players on a daily basis through a myriad of ways that include online selection and social media on a global scale. Fans can vote via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Sina Weibo and Tencent Microblog in China. Facebook voting allows fans to comment on official league, team, or international NBA All-Star Facebook pages by commenting below the post with #NBABallot and the player’s first and last name. Voters can select 10 unique players per day. Twitter voting allows fans to tweet a vote for 10 unique players each day throughout the All-Star balloting period. The tweet must include the player’s first and last name, along with hash tag #NBABallot. Fans can use Instagram to vote by posting an original photo, using #NBABallot and the player’s first and last name in the photo caption. Fans can vote for 10 unique players per day.

NBA fans can also access the ballot and vote through the NBA Game Time and NBA Game Time from Sprint applications, available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day, through the NBA Game Time and NBA Game Time from Sprint application, the most comprehensive app in the marketplace for NBA fans.

There are several other ways fans can cast their votes as part of this season’s all-digital program including: in 11 languages on NBA.com/asb, through SMS voting by texting the player's last name to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA") or by visiting NBA.com/asb on any wireless device. Fans can vote for 10 different players per day, per phone number, via SMS voting by sending 10 separate SMS messages, each one with a different player's last name. Message and data rates may apply. Voters can fill out one full ballot per day on nba.com/asb from a desktop or mobile browser.