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Players, Media Will Help Select NBA All-Star Starters

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For the first time ever, NBA players and basketball media will join fans in selecting the starters for NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans. NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by Verizon will tip off at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 25 before an exciting lineup of five Christmas Day matchups on ABC and ESPN.

Fans were first given the opportunity to vote for NBA All-Star starters during the 1974-75 season. This year, the league will extend the platform to include two other important constituents of the game – NBA players and NBA media. Fans will account for 50 percent of the vote, while all current players and a panel of basketball media will account for 25 percent each.

Players and media will be able to complete one full ballot, featuring three frontcourt players and two guards from both the Eastern and Western Conference. Players may vote for their teammates or themselves.

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Sources: Wizards, Ramon Sessions Agree to Deal

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Wizards are planning to sign guard Ramon Sessions to a 10-day contract, league source tells ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Sources: Michael Porter Jr. Cleared to Resume All Basketball Activites

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Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. has been fully cleared for all basketball activities, per a source.

Source: Jon Rothstein on Twitter

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Report: Avery Bradley Out with Sports Hernia

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LA Clippers guard Avery Bradley has a sports hernia and won’t play Thursday against the Golden State Warriors, head coach Doc Rivers said.

Bradley will be evaluated by doctors, Rivers told reporters.

The Detroit Pistons traded Bradley in January as part of the Blake Griffin trade.

Bradley is averaging 14.3 points and two assists per game this season.

Source: ESPN

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