NBA Names 3 All-Star "Snubs" As All-Star Replacements

As with every year, there will be some players left off the All-Star team who deserved to be there. Three players who were snubbed this season have now got their retribution, being named to the team to fill the spots of three injured players, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Zion Williamson, who won't be able to play.

Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors, Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves and De'Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings get their All-Star recognition after all.

Siakam was the first player in NBA history to be averaging 25+ points, 8+ rebounds and 6+ assists to not have been named an All-Star. That error is now corrected.

'Ant' is averaging a career-high 24.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists, while Fox is averaging 24.2 points and 6.3 assists to help lead the surprising Kings to 3rd spot in the Western Conference thus far.

But all three of Curry, KD and Zion were supposed to be starters in the All-Star game, which means that three of the reserves get the bump-up to starter status:

Joel Embiid, Lauri Markkanen and Ja Morant will be the starter replacements.

The All-Star game is February 19th.   

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