Jayson Tatum named NBA All-Star reserve

Nick Friar
January 30, 2020 - 7:25 pm

Kemba Walker will not be the lone player representing the Celtics at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.

Jayson Tatum has been announced as an Eastern Conference reserve. He is the youngest Celtic to make the All-Star Game since Antoine Walker.

“Definitely it is an honor,” Tatum said in a statement after receiving the news. “I am extremely blessed and grateful. Third year to make the All-Star team is a surreal feeling. I’m just very excited and it is a dream come true.”

Jaylen Brown was not selected. Neither was ex-Celtic Kyrie Irving.

The other 2020 All-Star reserves from the Eastern Conference are Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, Khris Middleton, Domantas Sabonis and Ben Simmons.

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