The All-Star game is less than a week away, and we’re already seeing multiple players being ruled out due to sustaining recent injuries.
Now, another of the league’s best players may be forced to skip Sunday’s All-Star game if he’s not ready to go in time for his team’s next home game on Wednesday against the Pacers.
From Marc Stein of ESPN.com:
New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis’ availability for this weekend’s All-Star Game will likely depend on whether he can play in New Orleans’ home game Wednesday against Indiana, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that Davis, who suffered a shoulder sprain Saturday night after a hard fall against Chicago, remains a doubt for the Pelicans’ game against Indiana as he continues to undergo treatment.
The Pelicans have officially listed Davis as questionable for Wednesday night’s game.
If Davis can’t go, it opens up yet another injury replacement spot on the roster; DeMarcus Cousins got Kobe’s, and Damian Lillard got Griffin’s.
We’re probably looking at Zach Randolph or Mike Conley from the Grizzlies if Davis ultimately needs replacing. Memphis has been the second best team in the West all season long, and currently is only represented at All-Star weekend by Marc Gasol, who was voted in as a starter.