Drummond named to All-Star team in place of injured Wall

Grant SmithFeb 02, 2018

Drummond was selected as a replacement for Wall by commissioner Adam Silver.

The Heat were the lone team among the Eastern Conference playoff seeds without a selection when the All-Stars teams were rounded out last week with the announcement of coaches' selections for the reserves.

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has been added to the NBA All-Star Game, replacing injured Washington guard John Wall.

Last week, DeMarcus Cousins went down with an Achilles injury and is out for the season.

No player on the current Heat roster has ever been named an All-Star. Sixers center Joel Embiid was voted in as a starter. The Heat remain as the the only team among the top eight in the Eastern Conference without an All-Star.

Drummond made a fuss when he was not selected originally as a reserve last week, even going as far as to question if he needed to do back flips to gain the attention of coaches selecting the team.

Brown and Drummond will have a chance to exchange opinions beyond smileys and comments when the C's and Pistons meet on February 23.in the first game after the NBA All-Star break.

Unlike Major League Baseball and the NHL, there are no requirements for team representation among NBA All-Star selections. That was never a problem between 2005-2016 when Miami had players such as Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Chris Bosh, and Shaquille O'Neal representing them.

His non-selection means he's set to miss the opportunity to join National Basketball Association legends Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Patrick Ewing and David Robinson in becoming an All-Star in his rookie season.

The All-Star Game will be February 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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