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Slovenian star and Last summer’s Eurobasket MVP Goran Dragic will replace the injured Kevin Love in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

It’s a deserved honour for Dragic, who was controversially left out originally but now finds a way in thanks to Love’s injury.

He was named to the showpiece game by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

It will be Dragic’s first All-Star appearance. He is currently averaging 17.0 points and 4.8 assists per game, leading the Miami Heat to the fourth best record in the Eastern Conference at 29-22.

Dragic joins Kyle Korver (2015), Tyson Chandler (2013) and Sam Cassell (2004) as the most recent players to be named an All-Star for the first time in their 10th season or later.