DeMarcus Cousins passed over as All-Star Game replacement
02/07/2014 12:54 PM
02/11/2014 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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