Sun’s Chris Paul, Devin Booker Named as All-Star Reserves

Thursday’s announcement confirmed what was expected: the Phoenix Suns, with a league-best 29-11 record, will have two representatives at the All-Star Game. Devin Booker and Chris Paul were selected as reserves, making it the first time since 2000 that the Suns have had two All-Stars. Both players have been instrumental in the Suns’ success this season, with Booker averaging 24.8 points and Paul averaging 16.1 points and 8.7 assists per game. Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz also made NBA history, with Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell becoming the first teammates in franchise history to be chosen as All-Star reserves in the same season. Gobert, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, is averaging 13.9 points, 12.9 rebounds and 2.8 blocks. Mitchell, who made the All-Star team for the third time in his career, is averaging 24.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. On Thursday, sports journalists across the globe celebrated the NBA’s decision to select Devin Booker, Chris Paul, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell as All-Star reserves. The Phoenix Suns, with a league-best 29-11 record, now have two All-Star players, while the Utah Jazz also made franchise history by having two representatives in the same season. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers were represented by guard Darius Garland, who was chosen as the sole All-Star from the Eastern Conference. Fans can look forward to cheering on these four talented players when they come together for the All-Star Game on February 20th.

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