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NBA announces All-Star replacements for Steph Curry, Zion Williamson and Kevin Durant

As the 2023 All-Star game in Salt Lake City, Utah nears closer, NBA has finalized the rosters.

Three players in Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson, and Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant will miss the contest due to injury.


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The NBA has announced Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards, Kings PG De’Aaron Fox, and Raptors forward Pascal Siakam as the replacements. It will mark the first All-Star game selections for Fox and Edwards, while Siakam will be making his second appearance.

Fox has been putting together an impressive campaign while being one of the driving forces for the Kings’ playoff push. He is averaging 24.2 points on 50.6% shooting from the floor along with 6.3 assists and a career-high 4.3 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Edwards is putting forth his best season, averaging career-best numbers with 24.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 1.6 steals. He has proven to be one of the league’s top young players behind his scoring prowess.

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Siakam is quietly putting together a strong campaign, averaging a career-best 25.0 points and 6.2 assists. The injuries have also changed the starting lineups that has pushed Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen, and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant to the group.

The NBA is taking another slight alteration to the All-Star game experience with the teams being selected by captains Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetekounmpo before tipoff on Feb. 19.

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