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Joel Embiid lobbies for Simmons All-Star invite

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Andrew Wong | 12 February, 2018, 01:16

Australian politician Tim Watts recently went off during a session of parliament over Philadelphia 76ers star rookie Ben Simmons not getting a nomination.

Silver will select a replacement from Eastern Conference players and Simmons, who is putting up rookie numbers this season that place him alongside National Basketball Association greats Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson, appears to be the likely choice.

He is averaging 16.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game.

It is expected Porzingis will be out for the rest of the National Basketball Association season, in a bitter blow for the Knicks, who Neds already have listed as $101 shots at winning the Eastern Conference.

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"I think he deserves it, he has been playing well the whole season, and he has been a beast lately".

In terms of team success, Simmons has also had some of that.

The bad news for Simmons and Embiid though is that Adam Silver has made his decision on who will replace Porzingis, and, once again, Simmons was snubbed.

It is rare for rookies to be named All-Stars with many National Basketball Association players, coaches and executives believing players need to prove themselves beyond one season.

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He is the fourth injury replacement in the game as Paul George replaced DeMarcus Cousins, Goran Dragic took Kevin Love's spot and Andre Drummond replaced John Wall.

Melbourne born Simmons registered the third-most fan votes among Eastern Conference guards after a stellar debut season, but that was not enough for coaches and National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver to select him.

But Porzingis' injury now puts Simmons back in the frame to become the first rookie since Blake Griffin in 2011 to play in the prestigious match, to be held on February 18.

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