Atlanta Hawks sharp-shooter Kyle Korver has been added to the list of All-Star replacements, filling in for an injured Dwyane Wade as a reserve for the Eastern Conference team.
Wade, who has been out with a sprained right hamstring, said recently that he feels it’s best to skip the All-Star Game and return in full strength for the Miami Heat. “The Heat fans deserve for me to get on the court with the Heat first, than be out seven games and then play in the All-Star Game.”
With Korver as his replacement, this will give the Atlanta Hawks four All-Stars, all reserves. This marks the first time four teammates have made the All-Star team since the Boston Celtics did so in 2011. It’s also the first time the Hawks’ franchise history.
At 33 years of age, this is Korver’s first All-Star appearance. His selection as a replacement is well deserved, as he is leading the NBA in 3-point percentage at 52% and is a leader on a team with the best record in the league at 43-10.