Pistons’ Drummond replaces Wall on All-Star team

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has replaced Washington Wizards point guard John Wall on Team LeBron in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

Wall is undergoing left knee surgery Wednesday and will be out for the next two months.

According to NBA rules, when an All-Star is unable to participate, the commissioner shall choose a replacement from the same conference as the player who is being replaced. Drummond received the most voting points from NBA head coaches among Eastern Conference players who were not selected as reserves.

Drummond is averaging 14.7 points and 15.1 rebounds on the season. The six-year veteran has recorded an Eastern Conference-high 33 double-doubles in 46 games.