Russell replaces injured Oladipo in All-Star game

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Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell will make his first NBA All-Star appearance after replacing Victor Oladipo.

Russell will fill the void left by injured Indiana Pacers star Oladipo as an Eastern Conference reserve, becoming the first Nets All-Star since 2013-14.

The 22-year-old is averaging career highs in points (19.6) and assists (6.4) this season, leading a young Brooklyn team to a 28-25 record and sixth spot in the Eastern Conference.

Oladipo was enjoying a fine campaign before suffering a season-ending ruptured quad tendon in his right knee against the Toronto Raptors on January 23.

Now, Russell will feature in the 68th All-Star game, featuring Team LeBron against Team Giannis, at Spectrum Center in Charlotte on February 17.