Hawks’ Trae Young, Raptors’ Scottie Barnes selected as All-Star replacements

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young and Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes have been named injury replacements for the Eastern Conference at the NBA All-Star Game.Trae Young

Out for the game are injured Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and New York Knicks power forward Julius Randle.

The game will be held Feb. 18 in Indianapolis, the city’s first time hosting the even since 1985.

It is believed Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen was also considered as an alternate injury replacement — but the nod eventually went to Young and Barnes, two very deserving players in their own right.

But this is the NBA, and there will always be debate, and perhaps even some anger. That said, multiple players who are deserving are left out of the game every year. This one, for certain, is no different.

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