On Thursday morning, the National Basketball Association announced that Booker would replace injured All Star Damian Lillard on Team LeBron, as well as in the 3-Point Contest on All Star Saturday night. When asked who should replace him, it didn't take long for Dame to invoke Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker's name as one of the deserving players who should make the cut. His 26.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game continue to be a difference-maker for the 22-33 Suns, who have already eclipsed their win mark from last season.
Booker will make his first All-Star game in his fifth National Basketball Association season, becoming the Suns' first All-Star since Steve Nash in the 2011-12 season.
According to National Basketball Association rules, when a player selected to the All-Star Game is unable to participate, the Commissioner shall choose a replacement from the same conference as the player who is being replaced.
The wealth of talent in the Western Conference could make it just as hard for Ja Morant to earn his first All Star selection, but we all expect that day to come sooner than later.
Booker, a career 35.5 percent three-point shooter, previously won the Three-Point Contest at 2018 NBA All-Star weekend in Los Angeles.
The 69th NBA All-Star Game - Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis - will air live on February 16 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT and ESPN Radio in the United States.