Golden State Warriors guard and 2022 NBA Finals MVP Stephen Curry, Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant and New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson have been ruled out of the 2023 NBA All-Star Game. Ahead of the All-Star game, which is scheduled to take place on February 19, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has announced their replacements on Friday night.
Silver has named Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards, Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox and Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam as the replacements for injured Curry, Durant and Zion in the NBA All-Star draft.
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Anthony Edwards, who is the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, is averaging 24.7 points, six rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.66 steals in his third NBA season. The 21-year-old is currently leading the NBA in total steals (96) and minutes (2,099).
De'Aaron Fox, who is the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, is averaging 24.2 points, 6.3 assists and a career-high 4.3 rebounds in his sixth NBA season. This season, the 25-year-old is the leading scorer in clutch situations with a total of 128 points.
While Edwards and Fox will make their first All-Star appearance, Pascal Siakam will make his second NBA All-Star appearance since the 2019-20 season. The 28-year-old is averaging a career-high 25 points, eight rebounds and a career-high 6.2 assists in his seventh NBA season.
Additionally, Philadelphia 76ers forward Joel Embiid, Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen and Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant are the starter replacements for Durant, Zion and Curry respectively. The draft will take place on Sunday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Vivint Arena ahead of the NBA All-Star Game.