Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Andre Drummond replaces injured John Wall in 2018 All-Star Game

Ben Simmons John Wall injury could open door for Miami Heat All-Star
| 02 February, 2018, 01:36

Star Philadelphia point guard Simmons was thought a chance to be called up after Washington's Wall was sidelined from the February 18 showpiece game with a knee injury. Per USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt, the news release said Drummond received the next-most votes from coaches among the reserves who were left unchosen. He had a unique reaction after Drummond was selected as Wall's replacement.

George was next highest in the voting of Western Conference coaches for All-Star reserves, but such an appointment does not have to be made on that basis, nor does a replacement have to be position specific. The chosen player will then play for Team Lebron in the all-star game.

Silver instead chose a frontcourt player, picking Pistons center Andre Drummond to replace Wall in the All-Star Game.

Last week, DeMarcus Cousins went down with an Achilles injury and is out for the season.


Announced two weeks ago as Eastern Conference starters, in combined polling of fans, players and media, were James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan and Kyrie Irving. Drummond received the most voting points from National Basketball Association head coaches among Eastern Conference players who were not selected as reserves. That was never a problem between 2005-2016 when Miami had players such as Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Chris Bosh, and Shaquille O'Neal representing them.

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond was none too happy that he found himself snubbed for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

The last time Sixers point guard Ben Simmons was snubbed, he only went out and had one of the best single-game rookie performances in National Basketball Association history. His name is Magic Johnson, and he was an All-Star that season.

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