Kemba Walker Reportedly Replaces Kristaps Porzingis in 2018 NBA All-Star Game

Frederick Owens
February 10, 2018

Since Jan. 1, Walker has led Charlotte to a 10-7 record while posting the third-highest scoring average in the Eastern Conference (24.6 ppg) to go with an increase in assists (6.2 apg).

With AP Photos.Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker has been picked to replace the injured Kristaps Porzingis in the NBA All-Star Game. Porzingis tore the ACL in his left knee in a February 7 matchup against the Bucks and will be out 10-12 months recovering.

It has also been announced that Drummond will take Porzingis' place in the All-Star Skills Challenge.

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This season, Walker is averaging 22.6 points and 5.8 assists in 51 games but the Hornets have not lived up to expectations and that's why there were a lot of reports that a trade could be made.

The guard is in to replace New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, who tore his ACL on Tuesday night and is out for the remainder of the 2018 season. A French native, Gobert finished fourth in the NBA in rebounding (12.8) and first in blocks (2.64) last season on his way to claiming 2017 NBA All-Defensive First Team and All-NBA Second Team honors.

BEN Simmons has been overlooked for NBA All-Star selection again.

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