Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford is in route to Toronto and will be an injury replacement for Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh according to a report by Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski who broke the news on his new website The Vertical.
Per the report, Bosh is withdrawing due to a strained calf. Horford will join teammate Paul Millsap on the East roster. The move has not been confirmed by the NBA or the Hawks as of yet.
This will be Horford's fourth trip to the NBA All-Star Game. He was a back-to-back selection during the 2010 and 11 seasons and was one of four Atlanta Hawks players named to last year's East squad. Horford is averaging 15.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while shooting 51 percent from the field. He has added the three-point shot to his arsenal this season and has made a career-best 55 so far this season while converting them at a 34 percent clip.
The original report has now been confirmed by multiple outlets.
.@Al_Horford to replace Chris Bosh in #NBAAllStarTO Game Sunday on TNT— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 12, 2016
This will be Horford's 4th appearance. pic.twitter.com/Go42uDDUDr
What a privilege to be named to the #NBAAllStarTO team. Looking forward to representing Atlanta! #Grateful— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) February 12, 2016