Damian Lillard to miss all-star game and 3-point contest due to groin tension, Devin Booker named substitute

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard suffered right-hand pressure late in the loss of his team at the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, and as a result, he will not be participating in any events during the All Star Weekend in Chicago. Lillard was to participate in both the 3-point contest and the All-Star Game itself.

The injury occurred at the end of the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies fight as Lillard headed for the basket and attempted to score Jonas Valanciunas. His attempt to fire was blocked and he landed awkwardly thereafter. He went straight to the Portland locker room and didn't come back. It is planned to have an MRI Thursday. You can see the part below:

Lillard is obviously disappointed not to be able to compete with the other All-Stars selected, but he wants to put his health first so that he can return to the game as quickly as possible for Portland. As to who will replace him in the annual show, Lillard said he would like to see a deserving player, like Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, come in.

"My health is first," Lillard said. "I will always be there and participate, but I will not be able to play. Hopefully someone who should have been there but didn't [will take my place]. Unfortunately, I had to be the fall guy, but I hope Devin Booker or someone like that will get the place… I don't think it makes sense to try to force myself to be there for do stuff just so you don't miss out on it. I’ve been there, I’ve done it all before, and I’m sure I’ll have more opportunities to do it. I want to make sure I am in good health, so when the break is over, I am rested and I have done everything I can to be ready as soon as possible. "

Lillard got her wish because Booker was chosen to replace both the All-Star Game and the 3-Point Contest, the officially announced league Thursday. Winking at the stars is the first for Booker, although the fifth-year goalkeeper has already entered the 3-point contest as he won the event in 2018.

While it’s disappointing that Lillard doesn’t show her stuff in the all-star game, it’s good that Booker has the opportunity to play for her. In addition, the Blazers will no longer play until February 21, so Lillard will have plenty of time to rest his groin to prepare for the rest of the regular season.

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