clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Sabonis to Serve as Durant’s Replacement in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game

Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis will replace injured Nets forward Kevin Durant in the 2021 All-Star Game.

Indiana Pacers v Boston Celtics Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images

Following an injury update, it was announced that Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis will replace Nets star Kevin Durant in next month’s NBA All-Star Game. Durant, who has missed time due to a hamstring injury, will relinquish his spot as an Eastern Conference starter as he recovers.

ESPN’s Tim Bontemps delivered the news on Friday.

Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant will remain out until after the All-Star break due to a left hamstring strain he suffered earlier this month, the team announced Friday.


He was replaced on the All-Star team by Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis. Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum was added to the pool of starters.

Durant, along with Lakers superstar LeBron James, were set to serve as captains for the event. Friday’s news did not reveal if Durant’s role as a captain will be changed due to his injury status.

Sabonis, who is averaging 21.6 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, is now slotted to make his second All-Star Game appearance of his career.

You can read the full report from Bontemps at ESPN.