Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Russell has earned his first NBA All-Star selection and becomes the Nets’ first All-Star since the 2013-14 season (Joe Johnson). In his fourth season, the 6-5 guard is averaging career highs of 19.6 points and 6.4 assists to go with 3.8 rebounds and 1.17 steals in 52 games. He is shooting career highs of 43.8 percent from the field, 37.4 percent from three-point range and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. Russell has made a career-high 140 three-pointers, the third-highest total among Eastern Conference players.
In January, Russell averaged 23.8 points and 7.3 assists in 15 games as the Nets went 11-4 to finish the month with a 28-25 record. Russell was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Week 14 of the 2018-19 season (Jan. 14-20).
Report: D’Angelo Russell Out Two Weeks with Right Thumb Sprain
Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell, who suffered a sprained right thumb during last night’s game against the Boston Celtics at Chase Center, underwent an MRI last night. The MRI confirmed the sprain. Russell will be re-evaluated in two (2) weeks and will not travel with the team on its upcoming four-game road trip to New Orleans, Memphis, Dallas and Utah.
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Report: Kevin Huerter Out Two Weeks with Left Rotator Cuff Strain
Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter underwent a medical examination and an assessment of his MRI today at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex in Atlanta. He has been diagnosed with a left rotator cuff strain with an associated shoulder capsule strain. He will enter a period of rehabilitation and treatment, and will be re-examined in two weeks.
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