Charlotte Hornets point Guard Kemba Walker will replace New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis at the 2018 NBA All-Star game. Porzingis suffered a torn ACL earlier this week in a Knicks loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Walker will be a member of Team LeBron in Los Angeles.
Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured New York Knicks forward/center Kristaps Porzingis 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; TNT/ESPN Radio).
The NBA announced the following.
#BuzzCity Guard @KembaWalker has been named by Nba Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Knicks Forward #KristapsPorzingis on #TeamLeBron in the 2018 #NBAAllStar Game. pic.twitter.com/hvBaFqTQF5
— 2018 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 8, 2018
??ALL-STAR [email protected] has been selected by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as a reserve from the Eastern Conference in the 2018 #NBAAllStar Game!#BuzzCity pic.twitter.com/JkZqEbyNPv
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) February 8, 2018
Walker will play in his second NBA All-Star game. The seven-year veteran is averaging 22.6 points, 5.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 51 games. He joins his All-Star team captain LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers as the only Eastern Conference players who are producing that many points and assists per game.
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