NBA All-Star Game 2023: Anthony Edwards, De’Aaron Fox and Pascal Siakam named injury replacements | NBA News

Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox and Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam were selected on Friday by NBA commissioner Adam Silver as injury replacements for next weekend’s All-Star Game.

They will step in for injured trio Stephen Curry, Zion Williamson and Kevin Durant, who was traded to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday.

Since Curry, Williamson and Durant had been scheduled to start, Joel Embiid, Ja Morant and Lauri Markkanen will move into the starting line-ups.

The February 19 game in Salt Lake City, which is live on Sky Sports, will be a home contest for Utah Jazz forward Markkanen.

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The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards threw down this vicious dunk on the Houston Rockets Alperen Sengun.

For Edwards and Fox, this is their first NBA All-Star selection, and it’s the second for Siakam.

On the season, Edwards, 21, is averaging 24.7 points, six rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game – all career highs – in his third campaign. He leads the NBA in steals with 96 and minutes with 2,099.

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Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox rattles the rim with a powerful contest slam in the game against the Atlanta Hawks!

Fox, 25, has averages of 24.2 points, 6.3 assists and a career-high 4.3 rebounds. He is shooting 50.4 per cent from the field – also a career high – and leads the NBA with 128 clutch points.

The 28-year-old Siakam made his first All-Star team in the 2019-20 season. He is averaging career highs in points (25) and assists (6.2) to go with eight rebounds. His average of 37.5 minutes per game is a league high.

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The Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam shows brilliance on both sides of the court with this block and layup.

Captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will pick their teams as part of the pregame festivities.

Watch the whole of NBA All-Star weekend live on Sky Sports, from Friday night through to Sunday evening’s showpiece event

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