BOSTON (CBS) — Earlier this week, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were named to the All-Star team. Now, Tatum is in line for an even bigger honor.
With Kevin Durant set to miss the All-Star Game due to injury, Tatum has been promoted to the starting five.READ MORE: 'George Floyd’s Life Mattered': Local Politicians React To Derek Chauvin Verdict
Durant has been out since mid-February with a hamstring injury, and he’ll remain out of action through the All-Star break.READ MORE: Gov. Baker Makes National Guard Available After Chauvin Guilty Verdict
Domantas Sabonis was chosen by commissioner Adam Silver to replace Durant on the All-Star roster, while Tatum moved into the starting lineup based on NBA rules.
Tatum, 22, was named an All-Star for the second straight season. He’s averaging a career-high 25.6 points and 4.5 assists per game, while also averaging 6.9 rebounds per game.MORE NEWS: Derek Chauvin Found Guilty On All 3 Counts In Death Of George Floyd
The All-Star Game Draft will take place on March 4, and the game itself will be held March 7 in Atlanta.