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.

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.