NEW YORK (AP) Small ball has made its mark on the NBA All-Star ballot.
The league announced Wednesday that it was dropping the center spot from the ballot in a nod to the way the sport has changed in recent years.
Fans will vote for three frontcourt players and two guards, instead of two guards, two forwards and a center.
NBA executive vice president of operations Stu Jackson says having a center on the ballot was ``outdated and not representative of today's game or players.'' He adds that players have become more versatile and ``this ballot will more accurately reflect that versatility.''
The ballot comes out Nov. 13.