Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown react to All-Star Game snub

Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown react to All-Star Game snub

Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown react to All-Star Game snub

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond was named Tuesday, January 30, to replace injured Washington Wizards guard John Wall on the Team LeBron James' squad for next month's NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

After Drummond was initially left out of this year's All-Star game, he posted to his Twitter account: "Guess I gotta start doing back flips after every point I score to get attention around here!" Both Walker and Drummond have previously played in one All-Star game each.

Consider the rarity of Simmons' season: Only one rookie in National Basketball Association history has averaged at least 16 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

The Heat were the lone team among the Eastern Conference playoff seeds without a selection when the All-Stars teams were rounded out last week with the announcement of coaches' selections for the reserves. Paul George was named as the replacement for Cousins. On Tuesday, the National Basketball Association announced that Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond would replace Wall. When an all-star is sidelined, the commissioner selects a replacement from the same conference as the lost player. But at least it breaks up the middle of the season as we await the All-Star break and wade through rumors ahead of next week's trade deadline.


Simmons is one of a handful of worthy candidates to replace Love.

To say Andre Drummond wasn't happy to be an All-Star snub is an understatement. There was some hope in Boston that Jaylen Brown would find his way onto the roster, and the second-year guard even received an endorsement from Warriors All-Star Draymond Green.

He averages 14.7 points and 15 rebounds this season, compared to Simmons' 16.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists. His name is Magic Johnson, and he was an All-Star that season.

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