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Devin Booker books All-Star spot; replaces injured Damian Lillard


Devin Booker will make his All-Star debut by replacing injured Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.

The Phoenix Suns shooting guard will also replace Lillard in the Three-Point Contest, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Booker will get to play for the All-Star game for the first time after the coaches snubbed him in the voting for the reserves.

The former one-and-done from Kentucky is averaging 26.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game this season — a similar number from last season but has played a huge role in surpassing their 19-win total that the Sun amassed last season as well.

Lillard was vocal about Booker taking his spot in the All-Star game after he sustained a strained groin against Memphis Grizzlies.

Also, Booker will make his return to the Three-Point Contest since 2018 in which he won against Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson in the final round.