Hit in the left knee, Devin Booker (Phoenix) is forced to give up the All Star Game this Sunday in Atlanta. He is replaced by Mike Conley (Utah), who will play in “Team Kevin Durant”.
LeBron James and Kevin Durant both picked a Utah player last in their Draft Thursday night, Rudy Gobert joining the Lakers star’s side and Donovan Mitchell joining the Nets star’s side. “There is no disrespect towards Jazz. But you have to understand it, it’s like in video games. Nobody took Utah when he was a kid ”, then laughed“ King James ”. A joke that perhaps did not make everyone laugh. And yet, there will be a third player from Utah during the All Star Game in Atlanta this Sunday., since Mike Conley was chosen by commissioner Adam Silver to replace Devin Booker, injured in the knee, who himself had replaced Anthony Davis, injured in Achilles tendon.
– #NBAAllStar (@NBAAllStar) March 6, 2021
The consecration for Conley at 33
At 33, the one who wore the colors of Memphis from 2007 to 2019 before joining Salt Lake City will finally discover the joys of the All Star Game! Mike Conley was a big contributor to Jazz’s top spot in the Western Conference (and even the League as a whole), with his 16.1 point average and 5.7 assists, all at 42.2% success rate. three points, his career record. He will evolve within the “Team Kevin Durant”, alongside in particular Bradley Beal, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Jayson Tatum or Joel Embiid. Mike Conley will also replace Devin Booker in the 3-point shootout contest, where he will face Stephen Curry, Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum.
Team LeBron James
Holders: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee), Stephen Curry (Golden State), Luka Dončić (Dallas), LeBron James (LA Lakers), Nikola Jokić (Denver)
Substitutes: Jaylen Brown (Boston), Paul George (LA Clippers), Rudy Gobert (Utah), Damian Lillard (Portland), Chris Paul (Phoenix), Domantas Sabonis (Indiana), Ben Simmons (Philadelphia)
Coach: Quin Snyder (Utah)
Team Kevin Durant
Holders: Bradley Beal (Washington), Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn), Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers), Jayson Tatum (Boston), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia)
Substitutes: Mike Conley (Utah), James Harden (Brooklyn), Zach LaVine (Chicago), Donovan Mitchell (Utah), Julius Randle (New York), Nikola Vučević (Orlando), Zion Williamson (New Orleans)
Coach: Doc Rivers (Philadelphia)