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NBA announces All-Star Game replacement for Anthony Davis

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Anthony Davis will not be available for the All-Star Game of March 7 in Atlanta. The Lakers superstar is out with an Achilles injury, and he’s expected to return after the All-Star break.

According to Shams Charania, Phoenix Suns superstar guard Devin Booker will replace Davis. Booker was snubbed this season, despite his tremendous performances with Phoenix.

Booker is averaging 24.7 points and 4.3 assists per game, and is shooting 50.1-percent from the field, 38.1-percent from deep and 84.8-percent from the free-throw so far.

The Suns’ shooting guard will follow Chris Paul as the second Phoenix player to take part in this year’s All-Star festivities.

Paul and Booker are leading the Suns to a Top-4 spot with a 20-10 record in the tough Western Conference. This will be Devin Booker’s second All-Star Game, after making it last season.

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