Dragic to replace injured Love in NBA All-Star Game
Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic is heading to the NBA All-Star Game.
A spot became available due to an injury to Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love, who has a hand injury.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver consequently announced on Thursday that Dragic would take Love's place on Team LeBron.
Dragic, a two-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week, will make his first All-Star appearance.
He is averaging 17 points and a team-high 4.8 assists this season while shooting 43.7 percent from the field.
Congrats, #CaptainDragon!— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 1, 2018
It's official - @Goran_Dragic has been named by Commissioner Adam Silver to the NBA All-Star Team! Dragic is the 8th player in Miami HEAT history to earn NBA All-Star honors. More info - https://t.co/8mNYpFhs4t pic.twitter.com/SVmGcRJw0E
Dragic joins LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond, LaMarcus Aldridge and Bradley Beal on Team LeBron.