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Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns named to 2019 NBA All-Star Game

In the midst of countless trade discussions and rumblings, former Kentucky star Anthony Davis has been named an NBA All-Star for the sixth time in his career.

After being snubbed when the All-Star game starters were announced last Thursday, the NBA announced tonight Davis was one of seven West reserves for the event that will be played on Sunday, February 17.

Davis was joined by former Wildcat center Karl-Anthony Towns, who was selected to his second All-Star game of his young career.

This means former Wildcats and All-Star hopefuls Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe did not make the cut, despite each finishing in the top-10 in the final voting.

Here is the entire list of reserves.

Eastern Conference:

With Victor Oladipo out for the year due to injury, Philadelphia’s Jimmy Butler and Brooklyn’s D’Angelo Russell have been named the two possible replacements.

Western Conference:

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox were each named to the NBA Rising Stars Challenege, giving Kentucky four former Wildcats competing at some point during NBA All-Star Weekend.

Will Davis still be a New Orleans Pelican by the time the actual game rolls around? Or next Thursday (the NBA trade deadline) for that matter?

We’ll have to see.

Regardless, congratulations to both former Wildcats for the massive honors!


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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5 Comments for Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns named to 2019 NBA All-Star Game

  1. michaelb
    7:46 pm January 31, 2019 Permalink

    J Butler talks a lot of smack to not be an all star like KAT is!

    • a21CATSfan
      8:39 pm January 31, 2019 Permalink

      But you know KAT is hoping they choose DeAngelo Russell. CATS

  2. Ridge Runner
    9:12 pm January 31, 2019 Permalink

    Disappointed Booker didn’t get in.

  3. Ridge Runner
    9:16 pm January 31, 2019 Permalink

    Curious if anyone knows… what happens if any named all star ends up being traded to a team in the opposite conference prior to the game? I mean… does his new conference get an automatic one person roster addition?
    Example… say AD goes to Boston before All Star game.

    • Ridge Runner
      9:18 pm January 31, 2019 Permalink

      Before anyone mentions this.. no, I do not expect AD to Boston before all star game. It was just an easy example.