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Mike Conley Jr. Named NBA All-Star For The First Time

by | Posted on: March 6th, 2021 | No Comments |

Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr., will be present in the 2021 NBA All-Star game as he replaced the injured Phoenix Suns’ high-flying Devin Booker.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver approved the roster adjustment for the West All-Star where the slot was drafted earlier by Kevin Durant who got the most fan votes to represent the Eastern Conference.

That original owner of the Booker slot was from Los Angeles Lakers’ forward/center Anthony Davis who is also currently nursing an injury.

This season, Conley Jr., is part of the hot-streaking Jazz, a team that is in the number one position in the West. He is also averaging 16.1 points and 5.7 assists per game while shooting a career-high 42.2% from the three-point area.

Conley is currently on his 14th season where most of his time was with the Memphis Grizzlies. According to ESPN, he is the first player to be named an All-Star after spending more than 10 years in the league. Yet, in his early years in NBA, he was always on the all-snub list after playing to an All-Star caliber with Memphis.

Apart from appearing in the main highlight of the festivities, Conley will also take the place of Booker in the three-point shootout contest.