Ben Simmons reacts after Andre Drummond's selection as All-Star replacement

Wizards point guard John Wall is out for six weeks

Among potential Wall All-Star replacements beyond the Heat possibilities are Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker and Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons.

Wall is to miss 6-8 weeks with an injury now, making him the second player since DeMarcus Cousins of the New Orleans Pelicans to be removed from LeBron James' All-Star team due to injury.

National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver selected Drummond for the February 18 contest.

Ben Simmons' chances of marking his stunning rookie season with an NBA All-Stars berth have been revived by an injury to John Wall. Drummond is putting up averages of 14.7 points and a league-leading 15.1 rebounds while shooting 54.4 percent from the floor.

In the end, he went with a player who has improved by leaps and bounds over last season, especially on the offensive side of the floor.




News broke early Tuesday that Wall could miss up to two months because of a knee procedure, opening up an Eastern Conference All-Star Spot.

Now all eyes will be on Detroit a little closer with Griffin in town and it will be extremely interesting to see how he exists with the All-Star, Drummond. He's averaging 17.0 points, 4.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds this season.

Drummond famously expressed his disappoitment on Twitter after missing out on selection, putting up one of the great "snub" games immediately afterwards, piling on 30 points 24 rebounds, four assists, three steals and five blocks against the Utah Jazz.

But hey, who knows, maybe Simmons and Brown were simply watching entertaining TV shows or playing video games, and that's what they were reacting to around the exact moment that the Drummond announcement happened.

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