Suns’ Devin Booker to miss All-Star Sunday due to left knee sprain
Mar 5, 2021, 6:58 PM | Updated: 7:02 pm
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will miss Sunday’s All-Star festivities due to a left knee sprain, the league announced on Friday.
He sustained the injury in Thursday night’s 120-98 win over the Golden State Warriors.
The team said in a press release that he is considered day-to-day and will be re-evaluated following the All-Star break.
Booker had previously been chosen by commissioner Adam Silver as a replacement for injured Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis.
The former Kentucky Wildcat was selected No. 3 overall by Team KD captain Kevin Durant in Thursday night’s NBA All-Star Draft.
Booker was also slated to participate in his fifth three-point contest, which he came out as the victor of in the 2018 edition.
Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr. will replace Booker in both the All-Star Game and three-point contest on Sunday night in Atlanta.
The selection will be the first of Conley’s 14-year career.