Kemba Walker replaces Kristaps Porzingis in All-Star Game | NBA | Sporting News

03/30/2018

The league announced Thursday Walker has been named Kristaps Porzingis' injury replacement after the Knicks' center suffered a torn ACL in Tuesday's matchup with the Bucks.

Feb. 8, 2018

#BuzzCity Guard @KembaWalker has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Knicks Forward #KristapsPorzingis on #TeamLeBron in the 2018 #NBAAllStar Game. pic.twitter.com/hvBaFqTQF5

It has also been announced that Drummond will take Porzingis' place in the All-Star Skills Challenge. 

Walker is averaging 22.6 points, 5.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game this season. This is his second All-Star selection, as he was named to the team in 2017 as well.

He is the fourth injury replacement in the game as Paul George replaced DeMarcus Cousins, Goran Dragic took Kevin Love's spot and Andre Drummond replaced John Wall.

Kemba Walker got two bits of great news Thursday: he was not moved at the trade deadline, and he was named an All-Star.

Published on Feb. 8, 2018