For the second time in three seasons, accidents will stop Brooklyn Nets ahead Kevin Durant from enjoying within the NBA’s annual All-Star Sport, as The Athletic’s Shams Charania reviews that Durant shall be out by way of the All-Star Break resulting from a left hamstring pressure.
Durant, who sustained the harm on Feb. 13 in a victory over the Golden State Warriors, has been sidelined for the Nets’ final six video games with out a definitive timetable for his return. The 11-time All-Star has averaged 29.0 factors, 7.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.4 blocks per recreation this season.
Indiana Pacers star large man Domantas Sabonis will change Durant on the Japanese Convention All-Star workforce, in accordance with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Sabonis, the son of Corridor of Fame middle Arvydas Sabonis, was an All-Star within the 2019-20 season as properly. The 24-year-old has averaged 21.5 factors, 11.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.0 steal per recreation in what’s been a profession season.
Celtics ahead Jayson Tatum will change Durant as a starter within the 2021 All-Star Sport resulting from guidelines stipulating that his substitute be from the identical convention and identical place group.
With Milwaukee Bucks famous person Giannis Antetokounmpo ending the ultimate fan voting with the second-highest vote whole within the Japanese Convention (4,459,276), he’ll probably change Durant as workforce captain for the 2021 NBA All-Star Draft.
Nevertheless, the league has but to resolve on learn how to deal with the East’s captaincy amid Durant’s absence.