BREAKING NEWS: Atlanta Hawks Confirm Another Star Man injury

On February 3, 2024, in State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, during the Atlanta Hawks’ game versus the Golden State Warriors, Trae Young (#11) of the team makes a steal. /CFP

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers and Julius Randle of the New York Knicks will be replaced by Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks and Scottie Barnes of the Toronto Raptors in the next NBA All-St

ar Game in Indianapolis, Indiana, due to injuries.

On January 27, Randle sustained a dislocation to his right shoulder during the Miami Heat game. Embiid’s diagnosis during the January 30 game against the Golden State Warriors was a misplaced flap of the meniscus in his left knee.

On February 18, neither can participate in the All-Star Game. Per NBA rules, Commissioner Adam Silver nominated the replacements, which were Young and Barnes.

Young led the Hawks in scoring this season with 27.3 points and 10.9 assists per contest. To begin with, he was the second-most popular choice among fans, but just 25 percent of the votes came from the media and players. He was also not selected by the coaches for the All-Star backup roster.

On January 28, 2024, in State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, during the Toronto Raptors’ game against the Atlanta Hawks, Scottie Barnes (#4) of the Raptors penetrates. /CFP

Still, Young’s season-long play is strong enough to earn him a position on the All-Star team. In the last five games, he averaged 29.6 points, 11.6 assists, and 1.8 steals per game, helping the Hawks win four of them and move back into the top 10 in the Eastern Conference. In Indiana, he will play in his third All-Star game.

Although Barnes is still in the third year of his rookie deal, the Raptors consider him to be a key member of the organization. A forward with exceptional quickness and all-around talents, Barnes stands 2.01 meters tall and weighs 102 kg. He is a prototypical athlete for today’s basketball. In addition to 2.3 points on the offensive boards, 5.8 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game, he averaged 20.2 points and 8.1 rebounds.

As an East participant, Barnes will play in his first All-Star game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

 

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