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Kyle Korver Replaces Dwyane Wade in All-Star Game

With Dwyane Wade out for this Sunday’s All-Star Game, it made room for one more player to add an All-Star selection to their resume.

Adam Silver picked Hawks guard Kyle Korver, the NBA’s leader in 3-point FG percentage as the replacement for Wade. This gives the Hawks, who are coming off the best month in NBA history four All-Stars.

The sharpshooter is averaging 12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

Congrats to Kyle on his first career All-Star selection. Via NBA.com

Kyle Korver, the NBA leader in 3FG% (.528), 3FGM (160) and FT% (.920), has been named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, and Korver will join teammates Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague in competing in the 2015 All-Star game on Sunday, Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Korver will replace Miami’s Dwyane Wade, who is unable to play due to injury. This marks the first time in franchise history Atlanta has had four All-Stars, and the eighth time in NBA history.

“We would like to thank Commissioner Silver for selecting Kyle as an All-Star. He is an integral part of our team and we are extremely proud that Kyle will be able to join his teammates Al, Paul and Jeff in being recognized this weekend,” said Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. “This is a positive reflection on all of the work the entire team, coaching staff and organization has put in this season.”

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