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NBA All-Star Game 2024: Scottie Barnes, Trae Young named as injury replacements for Joel Embiid, Julius Randle

The NBA has selected two replacements to join the Eastern Conference All-Stars in 2024.

On Feb. 6, NBA commissioner Adam Silver named Hawks guard Trae Young and Raptors forward Scottie Barnes as injury replacements for the 2024 NBA All-Star Game in Indianapolis.

Young and Barnes have been tabbed to replace 76ers center Joel Embiid and Knicks forward Julius Randle. Eastern Conference head coach Doc Rivers will select a reserve to replace Embiid in the starting lineup.

This is the third All-Star selection for Young, who is averaging 27.3 points and a career-high 10.9 assists per game for Atlanta this year. Young returns to the All-Star stage after missing out on a selection in 2023.

Barnes, 22, is set to make his All-Star debut in 2024. The 2022 Rookie of the Year has made a significant leap in his third season, posting averages of 20.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists for a Raptors team that has had its fair share of struggles this season. 

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Why will Joel Embiid miss the All-Star Game?

Embiid suffered a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on Jan. 30. One week later, Embiid underwent a procedure on his left knee, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

With Embiid set to be re-evaluated in four weeks from Feb. 6, he will not be able to suit up in the All-Star Game, which takes place on Sunday, Feb. 18.

Why will Julius Randle miss the All-Star Game?

Randle dislocated his right shoulder on Jan. 27. On Feb. 1, the Knicks announced that Randle will be re-evaluated in 2-to-3 weeks, meaning he would be unable to get cleared in time to participate in the All-Star Game on Feb. 18.

NBA All-Star rosters 2024: Updated list of starters, reserves

East West
Tyrese Haliburton Luka Doncic
Damian Lillard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Giannis Antetokounmpo LeBron James
Jayson Tatum Kevin Durant
Bam Adebayo Nikola Jokic
Paolo Banchero Devin Booker
Scottie Barnes* Stephen Curry
Jaylen Brown Anthony Davis
Jalen Brunson Anthony Edwards
Tyrese Maxey Paul George
Donovan Mitchell Kawhi Leonard
Trae Young* Karl-Anthony Towns

*Starters are listed in bold. Injury replacements are denoted with an asterisk.

Who chooses NBA All-Star injury replacements?

Injury replacements for the All-Star Game are chosen by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

A combination of fan, player and media voting determines the starters for the All-Star Game, and NBA head coaches select the reserves.

When is the 2024 NBA All-Star Game?

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 18
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT

The 2024 NBA All-Star Game is scheduled to tip off at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 18. The game will be held at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

2024 NBA All-Star schedule

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Friday, Feb. 16

  • Celebrity Game
  • NBA Rising Stars

Saturday, Feb. 17

  • HBCU Classic (Winston-Salem State vs. Virginia Union)
  • Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest

Sunday, Feb. 18

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