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.
Phoenix’s Devin Booker has been selected to replace Damian Lillard in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 13, 2020
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.