Congrats to Jayson Tatum who will start in the All-Star Game in place of Kevin Durant
Congrats to our very own Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum who has been chosen to take Kevin Durant's starting spot in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. Durant will be unable to play as he recovers from his injury.
We speculated that this was a distinct possibilty 10 days ago when the final All-Star Gamr voting returns came in and Durant wasn't voted a starter: NBA All-Star Game starters announced; Could Tatum start for the injured Durant? The Celtics have proceeded to go on a 5 game win streak and Tatum does end up getting his well deserved starting spot.
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, who was selected as an All-Star reserve, will now replace Durant as a starter.
In other All-Star Game news, unfortunately Tatum's teammate Jaylen Brown was not named as a replacement to the All-Star Game roster today. Lamelo Ball and Dejounte Murray will replace the injured Kevin Durant and Draymond Green respectively.