Boylan lobbies for Jennings, Ellis as All-Stars
Milwaukee Bucks coach Jim Boylan is lobbying for guards Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis to make the All-Star team.
A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report said coaches can't vote for their own players, but they can lobby for them. Conference coaches vote for three frontcourt players, two guards and two wild-card choices.
Boylan said a strong criterion for making the All-Star team should be whether the player comes from a winning team. He says the Bucks are winning, and Jennings and Ellis are strong reasons why.
The Bucks are 21-18. They're currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, half a game behind Atlanta.
Ellis is averaging 18.8 points per game, while Jennings averages 18.6 points.
Players will find out Thursday who was selected.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.