“Dwyane Wade was a late scratch from the Miami Heat’s starting lineup against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night because of nerve irritation in his left foot, leaving his status for the All-Star Game in doubt.”
That’s from USA Today. The news that Wade could miss the ASG is obviously relevant to the Raptors, as Kyle Lowry was unjustly left off the roster.
While there are other candidates (Lance Stephenson and Al Jefferson in particular), Lowry is the best choice. Two things stand in the way, however:
1) It would be the most Lowry thing ever to decline the invite as a replacement.
2) The league will probably decide Joe Johnson deserves to be a Double All-Star.