Devin Booker to replace Damian Lillard in All-Star Game, three-point contest

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The NBA has announced that Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will replace the injured Damian Lillard in the All-Star Game and three-point contest.

This will be Booker’s first All-Star appearance in his five seasons in the NBA.

Booker will come off the bench for Team LeBron along with Nikola Jokic, Chris Paul, Domantas Sabonis, Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum and Russell Westbrook.

Booker previously participated in the three-point contest in 2018, beating out Klay Thompson in the championship.

This season, Booker is averaging 26.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game, while shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from three-point.