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The All-Star Game will be February 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has sole discretion when announcing All-Star Game replacements.

The All-Star team needed a replacement for Washington Wizards guard John Wall, who will miss 6-8 weeks due to a knee injury.

Both Simmons and Drummond were snubbed in the initial round of All-Star reserve voting, which is determined by the league's coaches. The 27-year-old point guard is averaging just 19.4 points, 9.3 assists, and 1.3 steals per game with a 51.1 percent True Shooting Percentage, all numbers that have fallen from his career year last season.

His non-selection means he's set to miss the opportunity to join National Basketball Association legends Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Patrick Ewing and David Robinson in becoming an All-Star in his rookie season. His passing has been tremendous as well, and the assists are up from 1.1 a night last season to 3.9.

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

Drummond earned his second All-Star selection, having previously represented the Pistons in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. Sixers center Joel Embiid was voted in as a starter.

Wall was selected by National Basketball Association coaches as an all-star reserve and selected by Cleveland's James in the talent draft to fill out rosters for his squad and a team led by Golden State star Stephen Curry. Brown is averaging 14.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

Named as Eastern Conference reserves were Love, Beal, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle Lowry, Wall, Al Horford and Victor Oladipo.

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