Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver will take the place of Dwyane Wade in the 2015 All-Star Game, the NBA announced Tuesday. Wade set to miss the next two to three weeks due to a hamstring injury.
Korver was selected to be the injury replacement by commissioner Adam Silver and is one of the most unique All-Stars in recent memory. Korver's selection is a nod to his phenomenal shooting season that has him threatening to become the first player to shoot 50 percent from the field, 50 percent on three-pointers and 90 percent at the line. The 33-year old is averaging 12.9 points per game while connecting on 52.8 percent of his three-point attempts. He's also scheduled to partake in the three-point shooting contest.
In addition to Korver, Atlanta is also sending Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap and Al Horford to New York for this year's All-Star festivities. Thanks to their huge lead atop the Eastern Conference standings and all-around excellence, the Hawks are the first team with four representatives since the 2011 Boston Celtics.