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D’Angelo Russell replaces Victor Oladipo in 2019 All-Star Game

Nets' D'Angelo Russell looking to make impact for new team.

The NBA has named Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell as the replacement player for Victor Oladipo in the 2019 All-Star Game.

Oladipo, of course, is not playing due to a season-ending knee injury.

This is certainly a good call. Russell has been playing at an extremely high level all year, and he’s really turned his game up to another level in the month of January — his 357 points are the most by any Nets player in a month since 2012.

On the season, Russell is averaging 19.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game.