Kaman named to All-Star team

Updated: February 9, 2010, 2:56 AM ET
ESPNLosAngeles.com news services

Los Angeles Clippers center Chris Kaman was named to the Western Conference All-Star team, replacing Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy, who has an injured right hamstring.

The game, Feb. 14 in Dallas, will be Kaman's All-Star debut.

He is averaging a career-high 20.2 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field.

Kaman is the first Clippers player to be chosen to the All-Star Game since Elton Brand in 2006.

Clippers guard Eric Gordon will participate in the Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, and compete in the first All-Star Slam Dunk-In against Toronto's DeMar DeRozan at halftime of that game.

Roy, in his fourth season with the Blazers, made the All-Star team as a reserve for the third straight season.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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