Patrick Beverley to Replace John Wall in Taco Bell Skills Challenge

by February 10, 2015

We’ll have to wait until Sunday night to see Wizards star PG John Wall in action at All-Star Weekend. The NBA announced earlier today that Wall is out for the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, and that Rockets PG Patrick Beverley will replace him.

Wall’s had a sprained ankle as well as a cold and migraines for the last week now. This move is probably just so he can be healthy for the All-Star Game—and for Washington, during the second half of the year.

Beverley, who has averaged 10.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists this season , will take his place in the dribbling, passing and shooting contest. He’ll be joined by All-Stars Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague, and Kyle Lowry. Defending champ Trey Burke, Michael Carter-Williams, Brandon Knight and Isaiah Thomas are also participating.

Here is the head-to-head format the Skills Challenge is taking on this year:


Who you got?