Pistons center Andre Drummond replaces injured John Wall in NBA All-Star Game
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond was selected to play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday as a replacement for injured Washington Wizards point guard John Wall.
Drummond will play on Team LeBron in the Feb. 18 contest at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The news excited team captain LeBron James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers played the Pistons on Tuesday night.
James interjected himself into Drummond's pregame television interview, shouting over Drummond's shoulder "Team LeBron!"
Drummond said of making the All-Star Game, "I'm really excited to get this done. We had a goal in mind, and we got it done."
He added regarding the Pistons acquiring forward Blake Griffin in a Monday trade, "Been a hell of a 24 hours. Real excited to have Blake here. Obviously real excited to play with LeBron, too. Looking forward to beating him tonight, then worry about the All-Star Game later."
Drummond subsequently went out and helped Detroit beat James' Cavaliers. He contributed 21 points and 22 rebounds in the Pistons' 125-114 victory.
The All-Star berth is the second for Drummond, who is averaging 14.8 points and a league-best 15.3 rebounds this season. The 24-year-old has recorded 34 double-doubles in 47 games this season.
Wall is slated to undergo surgery on his left knee on Wednesday and will miss close to two months.
--Field Level Media