Andre Drummond will replace Wizards guard John Wall as an All Star, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
The NBA, in announcing Andre Drummond’s All-Star selection, confirmed he was next in line in the voting among East coaches and that’s why he was chosen to take John Wall’s place— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 31, 2018
Many people felt that Andre Drummond was snubbed of an All Star berth when the bench was revealed a couple weeks ago. That is no longer the case as he will be the Pistons only representative in the game.
Drummond has put together a great season and should be in the running for Most Improved Player. He is averaging 14.7 points, a career-high 15.1 rebounds, a career-high 3.8 assists, and shooting 63 percent from the free throw line, also a career-high.
This will be Drummond’s second All Star appearance of his career and he will join Team LeBron in the new All Star format that no longer has East and West designations.
Drummond was selected because he was the next highest vote-getter amongst the reserves for the Eastern Conference. People will try to discredit him due to the Pistons being under .500 and out of the playoff race, but Andre Drummond has improved this season and deserves this.