Every year, guys get their feelings hurt when they are snubbed from the all-star team. A simple solution is to expand the rosters, but that seems likely. But what happens most years is that someone that was selected to the squad gets hurt, which opens up a new opportunity for the next in line. Brook Lopez will replace Rondo in the East.
The NBA announced Wednesday that Nets center Brook Lopez will replace Celtics guard Rajon Rondo on the Eastern Conference All-Star team, marking his first career selection. The Celtics announced Sunday that Rondo will undergo season-ending surgery on his right knee. Commissioner David Stern selects all injury replacements for the All-Star Game.