Pistons' Andre Drummond named All-Star as sub

Sheri Evans
February 3, 2018

National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver selected Drummond for the February 18 contest.

Adam Silver selected Andre Drummond as the injury replacement for John Wall, who's going to miss the All-Star Game while recovering from knee surgery.

Drummond will take his place on LeBron James' team for the match at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

Although the news is certainly terrible for Wall and the Wizards, one lucky player who fell just short of an All-Star bid will now receive the honor.

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While Drummond's analysis of the Celtic offense may be a little off (Brown's 11.3 attempts per game are second among all Boston options), it seems perfectly reasonable to suggest that Drummond (averaging a double-double, with 14.8 points and 15.3 rebounds per game, this season) was the more deserving of the two. He had a unique reaction after Drummond was selected as Wall's replacement.

Coincidentally, all three were to play on the team picked by LeBron.

On Tuesday, before the choice was announced, Chris Haynes tweeted that Draymond Green endorsed Brown as an All-Star, which he quote tweeted with the eyes and ear of rice emojis. Ben Simmons, who is in the midst of a tremendous rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers, also tweeted out some displeasure at being overlooked himself. "No (t) sure why Jaylen Brown is confused", said Drummond in the comments. Drummond is posting career-highs in assists per game (3.8) and free-throw shooting (62.5%). After Drummond was given the All-Star game berth, Brown took to Twitter to show his confusion at the perceived snub.

Drummond, whose team recently added Blake Griffin, was 9th, 5th and 6th, respectively.

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