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Warriors star Draymond Green thinks Celtics guard Jaylen Brown should be named to All-Star team

John Tomase
January 30, 2018 - 2:42 pm

Second-year Celtics guard Jaylen Brown has a fan in Warriors jack-of-all-trades Draymond Green.

With Wizards guard John Wall undergoing knee surgery that will knock him out of the All-Star Game and sideline him for six to eight weeks, NBA commissioner Adam Silver must name a replacement on the Eastern Conference roster, and Green thinks it should be Brown.

Per ESPN's Chris Haynes: "Draymond Green tells ESPN he believes Boston guard Jaylen Brown should be an All-Star. With John Wall out, Adam Silver must select injury replacement."

Brown has played well in two games against the Warriors this year, scoring 22 points in a four-point win at Boston and 20 in a four-point loss over the weekend in Golden State. Overall he's averaging 14.1 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting .375 from 3-point land for the conference-leading Celtics.

Despite Green's support, Brown faces long odds to make the roster. His competition includes Pistons center Andre Drummond, 76ers rookie standout Ben Simmons, Hornets point guard Kemba Walker and Miami guard Goran Dragic. With over 210,000 votes, Simmons was the highest vote-getter in fan balloting not to make the team. Brown, by contrast, recevied just over 50,000 votes.