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Andre Drummond makes All-Star team as injury replacement

03 February 2018, 01:45 | Marlene Fleming

John Wall injury could open door for Miami Heat All-Star

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons

Still, Drummond deserves his spot on Team LeBron, and while Brown has been impressive in his second National Basketball Association season, he hasn't yet earned his All-Star stripes (he will be playing in the Future Stars game during All-Star weekend).

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Washington Wizards guard John Wall on Team LeBron in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles (8 p.m. ET).

From 2011 to 2016 the Heat had at least two players selected to the All-Star Game.

A person with direct knowledge of the injury has told the Associated Press that Wall could miss six to eight weeks.

Drummond is a very deserving All-Star as he is averaging 14.7 points, 15.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, but several other players have arguments for making the team as well.

In the end, he went with a player who has improved by leaps and bounds over last season, especially on the offensive side of the floor.

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But by Tuesday evening, the announcement was made that Drummond would fill the void.

Amond those players is Simmons of the 76ers who is putting up 16.6 points, 7.3 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game in his rookie season.

It will be Drummond's second All-Star nod in his career.

Drummond is having a fine season for a Pistons team that is now poised to make a run to the playoffs after acquiring Blake Griffin in a trade yesterday from the L.A. Clippers.

After Drummond was initially left out of this year's All-Star game, he posted to his Twitter account: "Guess I gotta start doing back flips after every point I score to get attention around here!"



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