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Suns guard Devin Booker chosen to replace injured Lakers forward Anthony Davis on NBA All-Star team

  • February 25, 2021

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was chosen by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis on the NBA All-Star team, the league announced.

The move comes a day after Booker was not chosen as a reserve by league coaches, stirring a backlash from supporters on social media that he was snubbed.

The decision by Silver mark’s the second consecutive year Booker was named to the All-Star team as an injury replacement. He replaced Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard in 2020. Davis will miss this year’s game while recovering from a calf injury.

Booker is averaging a team-high 24.7 points per game with 4.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds, while shooting 50.1% from the field (a career high), 38.1% from 3-point range and 84.8% from the free throw line in 26 games this season.

Booker will join Suns point guard Chris Paul, who was chosen as a reserve from the Western Conference.

The last time the Suns had two players on an All-Star team was the 2009-10 season, when Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire were selected.

Devin Booker is an All-Star for the second year in a row.

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