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Jazz guard Mike Conley named All-Star replacement for Devin Booker

Field Level Media
06 Mar 2021, 12:19 GMT+10

Mike Conley is finally an All-Star.

The Utah Jazz guard, among the league's better players for the past decade, was added to the Team LeBron roster for the NBA All-Star Game as an injury replacement for Phoenix Suns standout Devin Booker, the NBA announced Friday.

Conley, 33, joins Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert as the NBA-leading Jazz's third representative at the game.

The Brooklyn Nets also have three All-Stars -- James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, though Durant won't play due to injury.

Booker, who was named an All-Star reserve as a replacement for Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis, has a sprained left knee, according to the NBA.

Conley will also take Booker's spot in Sunday's 3-point contest.

Conley, in his second year with the Jazz after 12 seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies, is averaging 16.1 points, 5.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game, while shooting a strong 42.2 percent from 3-point range.

The Jazz have the best record in the NBA at 27-9.

--Field Level Media

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