There is an opening on the Eastern Conference All-Star team as it was announced Sunday that Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Hawks coach Larry Drew made a case for Al Horford or Josh Smith to be named his replacement.
"No doubt about," Drew said before Sunday's game against the Knicks when asked if he thought his two stars should get the call. "I think both of my guys have been overlooked. It's unfortunate what happened to Rondo but certainly my guys should be in strong consideration."
Rondo was injured in Friday's game against the Hawks with what was originally diagnosed as a hyperextension. He had an MRI following the Celtics shootaround Sunday morning in preparation for their game against the Heat.
There is no timetable as to when the NBA office will name a replacement.
Little to say about Woodson
Drew, who took over the Hawks from current Knicks coach Mike Woodson, had little to say about going against his former boss.
"It's beyond that," Drew said when asked if it was still odd seeing Woodson on the opposite sideline.
The Knicks and Hawks met twice last season after Woodson took over for the resigned Mike D'Antoni. They split the games.
Drew wants Hawk to replace Rondo
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