NBA Announces Rising Stars Challenge Participants

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Source:si.com

All-Star weekend is coming soon, and we are getting ready for those festivities. The All-Star Game, Slam Dunk Contest and Three-Point Shooting event are the best that the weekend has to offer, but the Rising Stars game is also pretty good. There are a lot of good players in the game and probably even some future stars.

This season, just like the last year, teams will be split up by their nationality. We will have Team USA and Team World. It seems like the USA Team is not better, at least on paper than their rivals that will be facing them during the All-Star Weekend.

Devin Booker will lead Team USA together with Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns, and D’Angelo Russell. Those are biggest names that this squad has to offer. They will be joined by Marquese Chriss, Malcolm Brogdon, Myles Turner, Jonathon Simmons, Brandon Ingram, and Frank Kaminsky.

Team World, on the other hand, will have some serious firepower as they will be led by a legit All-star Joel Embiid, and rising stars Kristaps Porzingis and Nikola Jokić. Emmanuel Mudiay, Jamal Murray, Dario Šarić, Domantas Sabonis, Trey Lyles, Dante Exum, and Buddy Hield will join them in a fight against the Team USA.

Source:sportingnews.com

Karl-Anthony Towns is the best that Team USA has to offer in this game, but will it be enough against the trio of fantastic front court players that Team World has. Joel Embiid has been one of the best centers in the league this season while Nikola Jokić and Kristaps Porzings have great NBA careers ahead of them.