Walker replaces Porzingis in NBA All-Star Game


Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker will feature in the NBA All-Star game after replacing injured New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis.

Walker, 27, comes in for Team LeBron for the February 18 clash after center Porzingis suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

An All-Star last season, Walker is averaging 22.6 points, 5.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game.

He is the fourth injury replacement in the game as Paul George replaced DeMarcus Cousins, Goran Dragic took Kevin Love's spot and Andre Drummond replaced John Wall.

It has also been announced that Drummond will take Porzingis' place in the All-Star Skills Challenge.