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Anthony Davis iffy for All-Star Game

New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis' availability for this weekend's All-Star Game will likely depend on whether he can play in New Orleans' home game Wednesday against Indiana, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN.com that Davis, who suffered a shoulder sprain Saturday night after a hard fall against Chicago, remains a doubt for the Pelicans' game against Indiana as he continues to undergo treatment.

The Pelicans have officially listed Davis as questionable for Wednesday night's game.

If Davis heals in time, he'll make his second All-Star appearance and first All-Star start in Sunday night's showcase at Madison Square Garden.

There are a number of injury-related uncertainties leading into All-Star Weekend apart from Davis, with East starter Carmelo Anthony (knee) weighing whether he's healthy enough to play and East reserve Dwyane Wade (hamstring) officially ruling himself out of All-Star duty Tuesday.

It's widely believed that Anthony will ultimately find a way to play for the East All-Stars, given how much he's been looking forward to serving as one of the faces of the weekend, with Anthony's 10-42 New York Knicks co-hosting all of the All-Star festivities with the Brooklyn Nets.

But Wade has missed Miami's last six games and NBA commissioner Adam Silver will need to name a replacement.

It's the commissioner's privilege to pick injury replacements, and Silver is expected to choose between Atlanta's Kyle Korver, Milwaukee's Brandon Knight, Orlando's Nikola Vucevic and Charlotte's Al Jefferson when he names a fill-in for Wade, perhaps as soon as Tuesday afternoon.

In the West, Silver has already chosen Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins and Portland's Damian Lillard as injury replacements for the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (shoulder) and the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin. Since both Bryant and Griffin were voted in as starters, it's up to West coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors to decide later this week who will move into the starting lineup in both cases.


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