Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond to exchange John Wall in All-Star Sport

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons

Washington Wizards guard John Wall will undergo knee surgery on Wednesday and is expected to miss six weeks, including the NBA All-Star Game, according to The Washington Post's Candace Buckner.

Both things have come under some amount of criticism. Drummond will take Wall's spot on the All-Star team drafted by LeBron James. With the All Star Game set to tip off on February 19 (AEDT), Wall will miss the event.

Simmons, who would become the first Australian selected as an All-Star, has averaged 16.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists.

Drummond beat Simmons to a spot in the All-Star game and the Philadelphia 76ers rookie appeared to react on Twitter.

Before the start of the game between the Cavs and the Pistons Tuesday, NBA TV's Dennis Scott was interviewing the University of CT product when James came flying in from nowhere to shout "Team LeBron!" at the mic and left just as speedily.

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He supported a House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a measure that would have likely stripped health care coverage from many in the state.

Last week, DeMarcus Cousins went down with an Achilles injury and is out for the season.

George was next highest in the voting of Western Conference coaches for All-Star reserves, but such an appointment does not have to be made on that basis, nor does a replacement have to be position specific. He also represented the Pistons in 2016.

This season, the 24-year-old center for Detroit is averaging 14.8 points, a league-leading 15.3 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks.

Drummond is an All-Star for the second time.

It's likely Silver will act quickly in extending an invitation to another player to replace Love. The Heat remain as the the only team among the top eight in the Eastern Conference without an All-Star. His name is Magic Johnson, and he was an All-Star that season.

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