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


Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) smiles on the court docket through the second half in opposition to the Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns Area. (Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports activities)

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will change Los Angeles Lakers ahead Anthony Davis within the upcoming All-Star Recreation, the NBA introduced Wednesday.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver chosen Booker to take the spot of the injured Davis sooner or later after the Suns guard was snubbed for the distinction.

Per league guidelines, when a participant chosen to the All-Star Recreation is unable to take part, the commissioner chooses a alternative from the identical convention because the participant who’s being changed. Booker and Davis each play for Western Convention groups.

Booker, 24, will make his second straight look within the All-Star Recreation. He’s averaging a team-high 24.7 factors per sport to go together with 4.3 assists and three.8 rebounds in 26 video games this season.

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

Davis has been nursing a proper Achilles tendon damage since getting damage in opposition to the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 14. He’s averaging 22.5 factors, 8.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 23 video games this season.

The NBA All-Star Recreation will happen on March 7 in Atlanta.

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