Basketball: Gasol replaces injured Butler in All-Stars Game

Pau Gasol playing for the Chicago Bulls. Photo / Getty Images
Pau Gasol playing for the Chicago Bulls. Photo / Getty Images

Pau Gasol has been named to replace injured Chicago Bulls teammate Jimmy Butler in this weekend's NBA All-Stars.

Butler was named as an Eastern Conference reserve by the coaches but he will be sidelined for at least three weeks with a left knee strain.

This marks the sixth All-Star selection for Gasol, who is averaging 17 points and 10.9 rebounds for the 27-24 Bulls.

The 65th NBA All-Star Game is on Monday (NZT) in Toronto.

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