Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant will take New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis’ spot in the Western Conference starting lineup for the All-Star Game.
New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis is continuing to grow as an NBA player, and has established himself as one of the elite big men in the league.
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He averages 24.5 points and 10.3 rebounds per game for the Pelicans, who are currently fighting for the eighth seed in a stacked Western Conference.
Davis has a shoulder sprain though, and he is currently day-to-day, which will be enough to keep him out of the All-Star Game. Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki has been chosen as his replacement.
However, Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant benefited the most from Davis’ injury, as he will start in his place for the West as a front-court player.
Bleacher Report announced the West’s starting lineup change on Twitter.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 14, 2015