Kevin Durant will miss NBA All-Star Game and be Replaced by Domantas Sabonis

Kevin Durant has already missed six-straight and nine of the past ten Nets’ games and will now be out for the All-Star game. The initial thought was Durant would come back before the break but now that Brooklyn is on an eight-game win streak, their longest since 2006 there is no need to rush their superstar back. He underwent another routine MRI which determined¬† he needs extra time to recover from his hamstring strain. His absence from basketball’s showcase event opens the door for Pacers’ forward Domantas Sabonis. The 24-year-old is having a career year with his best pro numbers in points scoring 21.5 per game and set the franchise records for consecutive double-doubles earlier this season.