Kemba Walker replacing Kristaps Porzingis in All-Star Game


Walker entered the day averaging 22.6 points and 5.8 assists in 51 games this season. He has recorded a career-high three games with 40 points or more, most recently scoring 41 on February 2 against IN, and is one of only eight players IN the National Basketball Association to have at least three such games this season. Walker, who is shooting.846 from the free-throw line, ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference in free throws (248), third in three-point field goals (141) and ninth in field goals (383).

This year and the last have clearly been the best two seasons of Walker's career as he also made the All-Star Game last year.

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Since Jan. 1, Walker has led Charlotte to a 10-7 record while posting the third-highest scoring average in the Eastern Conference (24.6 ppg) to go with an increase in assists (6.2 apg).

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker has been picked to replace the injured Kristaps Porzingis in the NBA All-Star Game.

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Walker joins Paul George, Andre Drummond and Goran Dragic as Commissioner/Team LeBron assistant LeBron Adam Silver's hand-picked replacements on Team LeBron's All-Star roster.