Phoenix Suns G Devin Booker has been replaced by Utah Jazz G Mike Conley in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game this Sunday in Atlanta. Booker is dealing with a left knee sprain and is unable to participate, the League announced late Friday night. Conley will replace Booker on Team Durant as well as in the 3-Point Contest, which will take place prior to the game. Booker was co-favorite to win the 3-Point Contest at +200 on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Booker had gotten into the game initially as an injury replacement for Los Angeles Lakers PF Anthony Davis, who has been sidelined due to a calf injury. It was supposed to be Booker’s second straight All-Star Game appearance after he was a similar replacement for Portland Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard last season. So Chris Paul will be the only player to represent the Suns while the Jazz pick up their third representative.
This should make Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry the favorite to win the 3-Point Contest alone at +200. Conley will have to be worked in, but could have decent odds considering he’s shooting 42 percent from outside this season and is 37.8 percent from beyond the arc in his career. We could also see Chicago Bulls SG Zach LaVine get boosted a bit after opening at +500 to win the 3-Point Contest.