LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers center Chris Kaman has been named to the Western Conference All-Star team in place of injured Portland guard Brandon Roy, the Clippers said on their website on Monday.
Roy was originally selected as a reserve but has been sidelined with a hamstring ailment, clearing the way for the 7ft (2.13m) Kaman to play in the February 14 game.
Kaman, who is averaging a career-best 20.2 points per contest and nine rebounds while shooting 49.7 percent from the field, will make his first All-Star appearance.
The 27-year-old, who has played for the German national team, is one of just three players in the NBA currently averaging 20 points and nine boards.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Nick Mulvenney
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