Kemba Walker makes All-Star Game


The Charlotte Hornets star did not get traded at the deadline despite interest from a number of teams, but Walker was rewarded with an All-Star selection on Thursday afternoon.

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker will appear in his second straight All-Star game after replacing the injured Kristaps Porzingis on the roster, per Shams Charania of The Vertical. Walker was an All-Star last season, selected by Eastern Conference coaches as a reserve. Porzingis tore the ACL in his left knee in a February 7 matchup against the Bucks and will be out 10-12 months recovering.

Last season, Walker averaged 23.2 points, 5.5 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game.

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Drummond was chosen to fill the spot originally held by Wizards guard John Wall, with Dragic replacing Cavaliers forward Kevin Love.

In addition, 2018 NBA All-Star Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons will replace Porzingis in the Skills Challenge.

Walker is the fourth injury replacement for Team LeBron after Porzingis suffered a torn ACL earlier this week. On Feb. 4, Walker became the Hornets' all-time leader in three-pointers made, passing Dell Curry's record of 929.

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