Detroit's Andre Drummond Replaces John Wall in the 2018 All-Star Game

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John Wall's misfortune is Andre Drummond's gain.

The door may have swung back open on the Miami Heat's hopes of landing a player in the February 18 NBA All-Star Game, with Washington Wizards guard John Wall sidelined with a knee issue.

Scott was interviewing him about his thoughts on being named an All-Star for the second time in his career. His first berth came in 2016 in the event held in Toronto. He's averaging 14.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals, shooting 46 percent from the field, 38 percent from three and 59 percent from the line. The 6-year National Basketball Association veteran has 176 assists this season, 19 more than in his previous two campaigns combined. Drummond was more than deserving of the honor and will be a member of Team LeBron James. National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver chooses injury replacements, and Simmons might have been the best backcourt candidate for selection. His team now sits in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference at 29-21. Drummond received the most voting points from National Basketball Association head coaches among Eastern Conference players who were not selected as reserves. Though Drummond was right to be upset at the snub, he kind of sounded a bit immature by immediately hopping on Twitter to complain.

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"It is what it is", Drummond said.

"This is a big miss by the coaches". However, it would work against Walker that the Hornets are nine games below.500 at 20-29, while Dragic's Heat and Simmons' 76ers both have winning records and would qualify for the playoffs had the regular season ended Thursday.

►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. His assist numbers are a career high, he's leading the league rebounding and his free throws are markedly improved.

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