John Wall out for All-Star game. Will Dragic be his replacement?

Posted February 03, 2018

He was selected as a reserve and picked by team captain LeBron James.

The door may have swung back open on the Miami Heat's hopes of landing a player in the February 18 NBA All-Star Game, with Washington Wizards guard John Wall sidelined with a knee issue.

The Wizards' John Wall won't be able to play now that he's having a knee procedure, so National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver announced that Andre Drummond will take his place on Team LeBron. Therefore, he will be forced to sit out of his fifth-career All-Star Game, leaving Team LeBron with a vacancy.

We'll see if that changes soon when NBA Commission Adam Silver makes his decision.

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Although the news is certainly bad for Wall and the Wizards, one lucky player who fell just short of an All-Star bid will now receive the honor.

Simmons, who would become the first Australian selected as an All-Star, has averaged 16.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists.

Because Wall was representing the Eastern Conference, his replacement must be from that side also, hence why Lou Williams wasn't upset this time around.

Draymond Green may have thought Jaylen Brown was deserving of an NBA All-Star selection, but Pistons center Andre Drummond had a different take.

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Drummond famously expressed his disappoitment on Twitter after missing out on selection, putting up one of the great "snub" games immediately afterwards, piling on 30 points 24 rebounds, four assists, three steals and five blocks against the Utah Jazz.

Maybe Drummond does not realize it, but Brown is second on the Celtics in both field goal attempts per game (11.3) and points per game (14.1), behind only Kyrie Irving in both categories.

Drummond, whose team recently added Blake Griffin, was 9th, 5th and 6th, respectively.

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