Devin Booker named NBA All-Star replacement

Ruben Hill
February 14, 2020

Book is shooting a career-best 49.6% from the floor and a league-leading 92% from the foul line - as automatic as his selection into the All-Star Game should be.

Booker's name bubbled to the top of last-minute All-Star consideration Wednesday night, after Damian Lillard injured his groin in Portland's loss to Memphis and gave Booker an unprompted public endorsement to be his replacement.

Editor's note: Booker was named to the All-Star Game and the 3-point shootout on Thursday morning.

Booker will make his first All-Star game in his fifth National Basketball Association season, becoming the Suns' first All-Star since Steve Nash in the 2011-12 season.

Although the Suns remain among the bottom feeders out West, Booker is now averaging 26.4 points to go along with 6.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds per night.

The replacement decisions rest exclusively with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who handpicks a player he deems deserving of that spot. The Three-Point Contest, part of All-Star Saturday Night, will air live on TNT on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

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