Posted February 23, 2012

Rajon Rondo added to East roster to replace Joe Johnson


Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo will replace injured Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson in the 2012 NBA All-Star game, the league announced Thursday.

Johnson, who is sidelined by an injured knee, was also slated to appear in the 3-Point shootout, but Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kevin Durant will take his spot.

Rondo is averaging 14.8 points and 9.5 assists this season. He will be making his third All-Star game appearance.