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Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was not selected by the NBA as an injury replacement for next weekend’s NBA All-Star Game. The Kings have not had an All-Star since 2004.

DeMarcus Cousins passed over as All-Star Game replacement

Published: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 - 12:54 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 - 7:40 am

The NBA announced Friday New Orleans forward Anthony Davis would replace injured Lakers star Kobe Bryant in next weekend’s NBA All-Star Game.

That leaves Kings center DeMarcus Cousins out of the game.

The franchise hoped Cousins would be an injury replacement, but commissioner Adam Silver selected the Pelicans’ second-year forward.

Clippers guard Chris Paul is likely to play this weekend and plans to play in the All-Star Game in the city he played in before being dealt to Los Angeles.

Paul had been out with a shoulder injury, making a second injury replacement a possibility.

Cousins is the only player in the top-10 in scoring not in the game. Cousins is averaging 22.7 points and 11.7 rebounds, putting him in the top-10 in both categories.

Davis is averaging 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and leads the NBA with 3.3 blocked shots.

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