Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 1/30/13
MILWAUKEE The door that had opened for Brandon Jennings to make the All-Star Game has been slammed shut. NBA commissioner David Stern has picked Brooklyn center Brook Lopez to replace injured Boston point guard Rajon Rondo on the Eastern Conference All-Star team. Jennings was not chosen initially when the reserves were announced last Thursday but seemed to be one of the favorites to replace Rondo, who tore his ACL on Sunday. Stern did not have to replace a guard with a guard and chose not to. Lopez -- averaging 18.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks -- is a deserving candidate and also topped the snub list when he was left off the team. Brooklyn sits in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference at 27-18 and didn't have an All-Star prior to Lopez being added Wednesday. Because a center was chosen to replace a guard, the East will be shorthanded at the guard position. Either Philadelphia's Jrue Holiday or Cleveland's Kyrie Irving will replace Rondo in the starting lineup, leavi...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

Tennessee desperate for big win over #19 Georgia

UCLA punter Adam Searl arrested on suspicion of rape

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Gostkowski is best kicker in NFL, according to peers

DeMarco Murray: Running more plays will mean more chances


Harrison Barnes unreasonably unhappy with Warriors offer

Jerry Jones defends Greg Hardy over controversial comments

Witten, Gronkowski engage in mutual admiration society

Thabo Sefolosha not guilty of nightclub incident charges

Tony Parker hopes to play 20 seasons with San Antonio Spurs

Pagano 'supremely confident' about chances vs. Pats

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

Why the Carolina Panthers are the NFL's next super power

NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

Explaining the silence on Thabo Sefolosha’s police brutality trial

Six biggest matchups in Week 6 of CFB

Joe Maddon's defensive calculus

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Looking at four NHL goaltenders who debuted for new teams

Get to know the four NL playoff teams

Are the Astros the new Royals?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker