Suns Devin Booker Replaces Anthony Davis in All-Star Game

Devin Booker is an All-Star. Following his first All-Star appearance last year, he as now officially replaced the injured Anthony Davis in the NBA's showcase game. 

Many, including LeBron James, believed that Booker was the biggest omission from yesterday's announcement of the All-Star reserves. The Suns guard is averaging 24.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.3 apg and a career-high 50.1% FG. Most of his numbers are down from the last few years as he has deferred a decent chunk of production to Chris Paul. However the result is that Phoenix has the franchise's best opportunity to make the playoffs in years. 

After their loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night, the Suns still sit at 20-11 and sit 4th in the Western Conference. They haven't made the playoffs since the 2009-10 season when they were led by Amar'e Stoudemire and Steve Nash. The Suns playoff drought is a franchise record and the 2nd longest in the NBA, with only Sacramento (14 seasons) experiencing a longer layoff from the post-season. 

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