Devin Booker replaces Damian Lillard in 2020 All-Star Game

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Antonis Stroggylakis

13/Feb/20 17:11

Devin Booker will play in his first All-Star Game.

By Eurohoops team/

The NBA announced that Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will replace Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard in the 2020 All-Star Game following the latter’s right-groin injury. It will be the first All-Star game appearance for Booker who will join Team Lebron.

Booker will also replace Lillard in the 3-point contest that will take place on Saturday, February 15.

So far this season, Booker has been averaging 26.4 points, 6.3 assists, and 4.2 rebounds. He’s been ranked 10th in the NBA in point average while shooting 49.6 from the field and 92.0% from the free-throw line, both career-highs.

Booker hadn’t been among the initial selections for the Western Conference reserves. He had then reacted by saying: “It was always a goal of mine [to be an All-Star], but it just reproves the point that the NBA is different than the game that I fell in love with at the beginning—of all the best players in the All-Star game—growing up watching that. And now it’s an entertainment-, drama-, political-filled league.”