Booker to replace Davis in All-Star Game

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns looks on during the game against the Charlotte Hornets on February 24, 2021 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Gonzales / NBAE / Getty Images / AFP)

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will replace injured Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the NBA All-Star Game, league commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday.

With starters and reserves determined, Silver has the task of naming replacements for injured All-Stars for the mid-season exhibition set for March 7 in Atlanta.

Davis was voted an All-Star reserve by NBA coaches, but he will miss the event as he continues to recover from a right Achilles tendon injury.

Booker is averaging a team-high 24.7 points, 4.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds while shooting a career-high 50.1% from the field this season.

He and Chris Paul have helped propel the Suns to the league's fourth-best record at 20-10, their best start through 30 games since the 2007-08 campaign.

Rosters for the game will be determined via a draft on March 4 with Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers each choosing 11 players for his team.