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Voting is open! Vote for your favorite Heat players now! Here's all the details.

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All-Star voting has started! This year, the NBA is going with a new system, all players are eligible to be voted in as a starter, there is no more predetermined ballot. That means you can vote any Heat player that you want...even Justin Hamilton!

You can vote through Twitter or Instagram by using the player's name and #NBABallot

Here's the official press release from the Miami Heat:

All HEAT players are eligible to be selected

MIAMI, FL - The NBA announced today that voting for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game has begun. The official NBA All-Star Ballot will include all current NBA players for the first time ever. Fans will continue to select two guards and three frontcourt starting players. The 64th NBA All-Star Game, which will air live on TNT and reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, will take place Sunday, February 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Dwyane Wade, a 10-time NBA All-Star, and Chris Bosh, a nine-time NBA All-Star, lead the HEAT roster with the most All-Star appearances. Wade, the 2010 NBA All-Star MVP, has made 10-straight All-Star appearances, including nine as a starter, both the most in HEAT franchise history. He is averaging 20.8 points, 5.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.07 steals in 32.3 minutes while shooting 51.9 percent from the field this season. Additionally, he has shot over 50 percent from the field in all but three games this season, including 11 consecutive games, tying the second-longest streak of his career. Wade also posted nine consecutive 20-point games from November 5 through December 7, his longest 20-point stretch since the 2012-13 season. Bosh, the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games ending on November 2, opened the season scoring at least 20 points in seven-straight games, marking the third-longest 20-point streak to start a season in HEAT franchise history. He has led Miami in rebounds 17 times, in points on 10 occasions and posted seven double-doubles, all team highs. He also connected on at least one three-point field goal in a career-best 10 consecutive games from November 16 through December 5 and has posted three 30-point games this season, more than he totaled all of last season.

In addition to Wade and Bosh, both Luol Deng (2012 & 2013) and Danny Granger (2009) are former NBA All-Stars. Deng, who recently scored his 11,000th career point on November 16 and recorded his 700th career steal on December 7, has currently shot at least 50 percent from the field in his last three games and posted a 30-point game at Dallas on November 19. All HEAT players are eligible to be selected this year, including Mario Chalmers who is averaging a career-high 13.1 points while leading Miami in assists a team-high nine times and Shawne Williams, who leads the HEAT with 40 treys, and connected on at least one three-point field goal in a career-high 15 consecutive games from November 1 through November 30, including a career-best three from downtown in four-straight games from November 1 through November 5.

The 2015 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by Sprint gives fans around the world the opportunity to vote daily for their favorite players as starters. As part of the NBA's all-digital program, fans can vote on, through social media networks including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Sina Weibo and Tencent Microblog in China, via SMS text and NBA Game Time. Balloting concludes Monday, January 19, and starters will be announced on Thursday, January 22.