Suns' Devin Booker replaces Anthony Davis in All-Star Game | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Suns’ Devin Booker replaces Anthony Davis in All-Star Game

/ 11:19 AM February 25, 2021
Suns' Devin Booker replaces Anthony Davis in All-Star Game

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) smiles on the court during the second half against the Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns Arena. (Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports)

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will replace Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the upcoming All-Star Game, the NBA announced Wednesday.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver selected Booker to take the spot of the injured Davis one day after the Suns guard was snubbed for the honor.

ADVERTISEMENT

Per league rules, when a player selected to the All-Star Game is unable to participate, the commissioner chooses a replacement from the same conference as the player who is being replaced. Booker and Davis both play for Western Conference teams.

Booker, 24, will make his second straight appearance in the All-Star Game. He is averaging a team-high 24.7 points per game to go along with 4.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 26 games this season.

Booker joins teammate Chris Paul on the All-Star Game roster, marking the first time the Suns have had multiple All-Stars in a season since Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire in 2009-10.

Davis has been nursing a right Achilles tendon injury since getting hurt against the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 14. He is averaging 22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 23 games this season.

The NBA All-Star Game will take place on March 7 in Atlanta.

gsg

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Davis, Devin Booker, NBA All-Star Game
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.