Hornets' Walker to replace Knicks' Porzingis in All-Star Game
Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker will Deryk Engelland Authentic Jersey replace injured New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis on Team LeBron in the All-Star Game later this month, the NBA announced Thursday.
Porzingis suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament Tuesday against the Milwaukee Bucks after landing awkwardly after a dunk. The 22-year-old was voted by the coaches to his first All-Star team last month.
Walker, 27, will make his second consecutive All-Star appearance after reaching the stage for the first time last season. He is averaging 22.6 points, 5.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Hornets this season, a very Quinten Rollins Youth jersey similar stat line to his 2016-17 campaign.
Walker and the rest of LeBron James' team will face Stephen Curry's squad at Staples Center on Feb. 18.
The league also announced that Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond will replace Porzingis in the Skills Challenge held on Feb. 17. Porzingis won the event last season in the first year in which big men were included in the competition.
The killings in the coastal village of Inn Din marked another bloody episode in the ethnic violence sweeping northern Rakhine state, on Myanmar's western fringe. Nearly 690,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled their villages and crossed the border into Bangladesh since August. None of Inn Din's 6,000 Rohingya remained in the village as of October.
Until now, accounts of the violence against the Rohingya in Rakhine state have been provided only by its victims. The Reuters reconstruction draws for the first time on interviews with Buddhist villagers who confessed to torching Rohingya homes, burying bodies and killing Muslims.
This account also marks the first time soldiers and paramilitary police have been implicated by testimony from security personnel themselves. Members of the paramilitary police gave Reuters insider descriptions of the operation to drive out the Rohingya from Inn Din, confirming that the military played the lead role in the campaign.