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Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan named starter for All-Star Game

Sportsnet | posted Friday, Jan 20th, 2017

DeMar DeRozan

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan has been named a starter for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on Feb. 19.

This will be DeRozan’s third All-Star Game, with his first two appearances coming in 2014 and 2016.

The 27-year-old is enjoying a tremendous year with the Raptors, averaging a career-high 28.2 points to go with 3.9 assists.

DeRozan joins LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler and Giannis Antetokounmpo as a starter for the Eastern Conference.

Steph Curry, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis will start for the West. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook did not make the starting five.
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