Andre Drummond (illness) active, starting for Pistons

01 February, 2018, 00:52 | Author: Nora May
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The Pistons' Andre Drummond has replaced John Wall in the 2018 NBA All-Star game, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.

Draymond Green may have thought Jaylen Brown was deserving of an NBA All-Star selection, but Pistons center Andre Drummond had a different take. His passing has been tremendous as well, and the assists are up from 1.1 a night last season to 3.9. "Not to mention that he has elevated his play this year to expand beyond the post and become an effective playmaker for the team".

He averages 14.7 points and 15 rebounds this season, compared to Simmons' 16.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists.

Drummond himself threw some shade at Brown on Instagram while simultaneously praising Simmons.

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"(Not) sure why Jaylen Brown is confused", Drummond wrote. "Got a lot of respect for Ben, his time is coming sooner than he knows".

The fact Wall had been named as a reserve for LeBron James" team would appear to work in Simmons' favour, with "The King' making no secret of his love for the young Aussie, often referring to him as his "little brother". After Harden broke the record, cameras in the arena showed a shot of Murphy, who works on the television broadcast team, smiling and clapping for the Beard, who also had 10 rebounds and 11 assists. That second thing is especially interesting, because two of the players who apparently believed they deserved to make it to the game in Wall's place tweeted their disapproval for Drummond getting in.

The 67th NBA All-Star Game will air on TNT and ESPN Radio. Mix that with his flex on DeMarcus Cousins a few weeks ago, and it's clear the young Celtics star is showing the rest of the National Basketball Association that he's arrived.

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