The captain of the East will not participate within the All-Star Recreation in any case. Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant will probably be out through the All-Star break as a consequence of a hamstring harm.
Durant, 32, has missed the staff’s final six video games because of the subject. Nets head coach Steve Nash mentioned Tuesday he anticipated Durant to return to action before the All-Star break, however the staff will give Durant extra time to heal. The Nets have gained eight straight — covering the spread in each game of the streak — and are a half-game behind the 76ers for the highest seed within the convention.
Durant hasn’t misplaced a step after lacking all of final season rehabbing from his Achilles harm. By way of 19 video games, Durant is averaging 29 factors and seven.three rebounds.
That efficiency led to Durant leading the Eastern Conference in All-Star votes, making him the captain of the East within the All-Star Recreation. It is unclear whether or not Durant will nonetheless draft his staff or if he will probably be changed because the East’s captain.
Domantas Sabonis replaces Kevin Durant on All-Star staff
Indiana Pacers huge man Domantas Sabonis will replace Durant on the All-Star staff. In 30 video games, Sabonis is averaging 21.5 factors and 11.7 rebounds. Sabonis additionally made the All-Star staff final 12 months.
Sabonis will make advert further $1.three million for being named to the staff.
Domantas Sabonis will earn a $1.3M bonus for getting chosen to the All-Star sport as a substitute participant.
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Boston Celtics ahead Jayson Tatum will take Durant’s beginning spot. Tatum is averaging 25.6 factors and 6.9 rebounds. Tatum was introduced as an All-Star reserve Tuesday.
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