Suns guard Devin Booker is headed to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game after it was announced that he will serve as Anthony Davis’ injury replacement. HoopsHype contributor Michael Scotto delivered the news on Wednesday.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) February 24, 2021
Davis, who last appeared on the court in a Feb. 14 matchup against the Nuggets, has been out of the Lakers’ rotation with a calf injury. Booker, a 24-year-old score-first guard, is enjoying a stellar season alongside new backcourt partner Chris Paul. To start the season, Booker is averaging 24.7 points and 4.3 assists per game. As a team, the Suns currently sit in the No. 4 slot in the Western Conference’s standings with a 20-10 overall record.
The 2021 All-Star Game is set for March 7 in Atlanta. Booker will join Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard at the showcase.