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Iodine
02-08-2012, 09:57 PM
Reigning Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, the Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2011 NBA Draft, and Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Ricky Rubio, who ranks third overall in assists, lead a list of 18 players selected for the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge to be held on Friday, Feb. 24, in Orlando during NBA All-Star 2012.
Joining Griffin from the Sophomore class are: DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), Landry Fields (New York Knicks), Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz), Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons), Tiago Splitter (San Antonio Spurs), Evan Turner (Philadelphia 76ers), and John Wall (Washington Wizards).
Irving and Rubio are joined by fellow first-year players MarShon Brooks (New Jersey Nets), Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Markieff Morris (Phoenix Suns), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats), and Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves).
The participants in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge were selected by the NBA's assistant coaches, with each team submitting one ballot.
This year, a new format is being implemented to a game that has historically featured NBA rookies facing off against sophomores. For the first time, rookies and sophomores will be mixed together on teams. TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal will serve as the general managers of the two opposing teams - TEAM CHUCK and TEAM SHAQ - each with nine man rosters, drafted from the aforementioned pool. TNT's Kenny Smith will serve as the honorary Commissioner and Ernie Johnson will host the live BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Draft on Thursday, Feb. 16, on NBA TV at 7 p.m. ET.
Last year in Los Angeles, the Rookies won for the second consecutive year, 148-140. Wall earned MVP honors after recording a record 22 assists, five more than Chris Paul managed in 2007.
TNT Analysts Mike Fratello and Steve Kerr will be part of the coaching staffs for the teams, with Fratello joining TEAM CHUCK and Kerr joining TEAM SHAQ. The Head Coaches for both teams will be the lead assistant coaches from the 2012 NBA All-Star Game coaching staffs. The East and West coaching staffs will be determined by the best record in each conference through games played Feb. 15.
The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge will be televised live nationally on TNT at 9 p.m. ET and also will be broadcast live on ESPN Radio, while NBA.com will make live audio available to fans in multiple languages. NBA games are broadcast to 215 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.
Tickets to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge are available for $35 for the upper bowl and $50 for the lower bowl, and fans can visit NBA.com/allstar2012 to purchase them.
NBA All-Star brings together the top NBA players and performers for a week of competition, community service and world-class entertainment. Among the many other exciting All-Star events are Sprite Slam Dunk, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Haier Shooting Stars and NBA All-Star Jam Session.
http://www.nba.com/2012/allstar/2012/02/08/shooting-stars-roster-pool/index.html

MarShon Brooks New Jersey G-F 6-5 200 Providence/USA R
DeMarcus Cousins Sacramento C 6-11 270 Kentucky/USA 1
Landry Fields New York G 6-7 210 Stanford/USA 1
Paul George Indiana G-F 6-8 215 Fresno State/USA 1
Blake Griffin L.A. Clippers F 6-10 251 Oklahoma/USA 1
Gordon Hayward Utah F 6-8 210 Butler/USA 1
Kyrie Irving Cleveland G 6-3 191 Duke/USA R
Brandon Knight Detroit G 6-3 189 Kentucky/USA R
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio G-F 6-7 225 San Diego State/USA R
Greg Monroe Detroit C 6-11 250 Georgetown/USA 1
Markieff Morris Phoenix F 6-10 245 Kansas/USA R
Ricky Rubio Minnesota G 6-4 180 FC Barcelona/Spain R
Tiago Splitter San Antonio F-C 6-11 240 Saski Baskonia/Brazil 1
Tristan Thompson Cleveland F 6-9 227 Texas/USA R
Evan Turner Philadelphia G-F 6-7 205 Ohio State/USA 1
John Wall Washington G 6-4 195 Kentucky/USA 1
Kemba Walker Charlotte G 6-1 172 Connecticut/USA R
Derrick Williams Minnesota F 6-8 241 Arizona/USA R

asandhu23
02-08-2012, 10:04 PM
Klay Thompson should atleast be on the bench

Sportfan
02-08-2012, 10:20 PM
**** shaq and barkley, PSD should do the draft :nod:

IndiansFan337
02-08-2012, 10:30 PM
Klay Thompson should atleast be on the bench

MarShon Brooks is hurt, so I am sure there'll be at least one rookie replacement needed...Irving and Thompson are both out of tonight's Cavs game too, although both are not expected to miss much time.

Robbw241
02-08-2012, 10:31 PM
Rubio and Blake on the same team plz

John Walls Era
02-08-2012, 10:31 PM
Take John Wall off, he sucks.

Robbw241
02-08-2012, 10:31 PM
MarShon Brooks is hurt, so I am sure there'll be at least one rookie replacement needed...Irving and Thompson are both out of tonight's Cavs game too, although both are not expected to miss much time.

Brooks will be back in time.

Slimsim
02-08-2012, 10:32 PM
wow no shump Now he can play with a chip

IAmARanger18
02-08-2012, 10:33 PM
Watching Rubio throw an alleyoop to Blake would be awesome!

John Walls Era
02-08-2012, 10:34 PM
Watching Rubio throw an alleyoop to Blake would be awesome!

We already see the same **** with CP3. Is Rubio going to add some spin on his passes or something?

Lakers + Giants
02-08-2012, 10:45 PM
wow no shump Now he can play with a chip

All those guys selected are better IMO.

sunsfan88
02-08-2012, 10:55 PM
Derrick Williams has not played better than Shump this season. He's getting in simply because of the popularity surrounding the #2 pick in the draft.

I think even Ivan Johnson may have been a better choice than Williams.

And wow Splitter? Really?

Slimsim
02-08-2012, 11:09 PM
I can't believe Tristan, Leonard all get the ok and shump doesn't

RipCity32
02-08-2012, 11:21 PM
Moose!!

LTBaByyy
02-08-2012, 11:31 PM
Shumpert is obviously overrated lol

These were voted by the NBA coaches! They know more than us.

Shoot I would take Jeremy Lin over Shumpert the way Lin is playing over there

VCaintdead17
02-08-2012, 11:33 PM
On a related note:


Reports have surfaced that Lance Stephenson will indeed be present at the LANCE STEPHENSON SHOWCASE Febuary 25 from 7am-11pm. As of this writing, the only other participant is Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo.

-NBA.com

LTBaByyy
02-08-2012, 11:36 PM
We know Blake is getting picked #1

But I would honestly pick Cousins #2 he would destroy anyone on that list in the post

The only other center is Splitter

NoahH
02-08-2012, 11:40 PM
Apparently Blake might not play?

John Walls Era
02-08-2012, 11:48 PM
Lin can replace Blake. Someone else (Shump) can replace Wall; Wall needs to start getting focused and stop getting abused.

Gators123
02-08-2012, 11:53 PM
We know Blake is getting picked #1

But I would honestly pick Cousins #2 he would destroy anyone on that list in the post

The only other center is Splitter

Greg Monroe is a center.

Slimsim
02-09-2012, 12:00 AM
Shumpert is obviously overrated lol

These were voted by the NBA coaches! They know more than us.

Shoot I would take Jeremy Lin over Shumpert the way Lin is playing over there

Explain if you can. Is it because he plays for a large fan base ?

chicagocubsfan
02-09-2012, 12:06 AM
no asik?

fadedmario
02-09-2012, 12:16 AM
Monroe/Knight = Pistons future.

fadedmario
02-09-2012, 12:17 AM
Greg Monroe is a center.

Easily the Best Center from that Draft Class. Dude's a BEAST!

Spiggity_ace
02-09-2012, 12:17 AM
shump should be in there and im not a knicks fan, i wanna see knight and monroe on the same team

fadedmario
02-09-2012, 12:23 AM
Greg Monroe quietly putting together an incredible sophomore season -

16.4 PPG (.523 FG%) (.817 FT%)
10.0 RPG
2.5 APG
1.5 SPG
0.5 BPG
32 MPG

itsripcity32
02-09-2012, 12:27 AM
Monroe > Cousins. Steal of the draft! Shoulda gone numba 1! He can win games too unlike Wall.

fadedmario
02-09-2012, 12:33 AM
Monroe > Cousins. Steal of the draft! Shoulda gone numba 1! He can win games too unlike Wall.

Dumars got lucky. Golden State's front office really **** the bed with that draft. Epke Udoh - lol. :laugh2:

*Silver&Black*
02-09-2012, 12:34 AM
Ivan Johnson should be counted as a rookie.....

LTBaByyy
02-09-2012, 12:57 AM
Greg Monroe is a center.

Oops sorry, I keep seeing him as a PF

He is a beast, I wish the Pistons could release everyone not named Knight, Monroe, Jeberko, and Daye

Trueblue2
02-09-2012, 01:12 AM
Does the rookie team really need that many point guards?

Knickerbocker34
02-09-2012, 01:18 AM
lin and or shumpert would be much more fun to watch in a game like this than fields...is it just cause he was on the all rookie team last year?

Giraffes Rule
02-09-2012, 01:20 AM
Derrick Williams has not played better than Shump this season. He's getting in simply because of the popularity surrounding the #2 pick in the draft.

I think even Ivan Johnson may have been a better choice than Williams.

And wow Splitter? Really?

Obviously haven't seen Splitter play at all this year.

clehmun
02-09-2012, 02:16 AM
Sophomore team is too much better than the rookies team, so I'm glad they are doing this new format. That and the rookies are guard heavy, while sophomore's front court is deep.

Monroe/Cousins
Griffin/Splitter
Turner/Hayward
Fields/George
Wall

vs

Thompson
Morris
DerrickWilliams/Lenard
Kemba/Brooks/Knight
Irving/Rubio

TheDetroitBlue
02-09-2012, 02:30 AM
Moose and Knight is nice

PacersForLife
02-09-2012, 02:59 AM
Sophomore team is too much better than the rookies team, so I'm glad they are doing this new format. That and the rookies are guard heavy, while sophomore's front court is deep.

Monroe/Cousins
Griffin/Splitter
Turner/Hayward
Fields/George
Wall

vs

Thompson
Morris
DerrickWilliams/Lenard
Kemba/Brooks/Knight
Irving/Rubio

I'm sorry, but PG> Fields...

ugafan
02-09-2012, 04:07 AM
No Ivan Johnson? :pity:

I love Splitter.

John Walls Era
02-09-2012, 04:08 AM
I'm sorry, but PG> Fields...

"No ****" Post of the day. Paul George should be the number 1 pick in the Rookie Sophmore Draft.

thekmp211
02-09-2012, 07:51 AM
folks...

derrick williams >>>> shumpert. he has played very well, surprisingly so imo, but his main spot is the 4 and guess what minny might have the best 4 in the league. if williams was on a team that could give him consistent 30 mpg he would be on everyone's short list for ROY. i wasn't too high on him to start the season, now i think he can develop into a legit 3 and really cause some problems.

also glad they are going to this format, it will spice up the event and make it a little more balanced.

clehmun
02-09-2012, 01:16 PM
I'm sorry, but PG> Fields...

I was just going down the list, sorting out the rookie and sophomore list.
You could also argue Cousins>Monroe, or Rubio>Irving, or Lenard outplaying Derrick Williams, but my point was just about the depth chart.

itsripcity32
02-09-2012, 01:58 PM
Monroe > cousins

Hawkeye15
02-09-2012, 02:01 PM
I am surprised Derrick Williams made it.

Chill_Will_24
02-09-2012, 02:41 PM
We know Blake is getting picked #1

But I would honestly pick Cousins #2 he would destroy anyone on that list in the post

The only other center is Splitter

If Chuck gets the first pick i dont think he will pick Griffin. He has been down on Griffin and criticises him every chance he gets on TNT. Shaq is jocking Griffin like crazy thou so if Shaq gets it then yea its a lock. I think Chuck would pick or Irving.

My prediction

If Shaq gets first pick:

1. Griffin
2. Irving
3. Rubio
4. Cousins
5. George
6. Wall
7. Walker
8. Monroe
9. Leonard
10.Brooks
11.Knight
12.Turner
13.Williams
14.Morris
15.Thompson
16.Hayward
17.Splitter
18.Fields

If Chuck gets the first pick i dont see it going much different since i dont think Barkley will pick Griffin. He keeps saying that Griffin is overrated and overhyped.

KingPosey
02-09-2012, 03:01 PM
Blake is in the real all star game right?

Hawkeye15
02-09-2012, 03:05 PM
Blake is in the real all star game right?

yep

KingPosey
02-09-2012, 03:05 PM
No Jimmer? This is ****ed.

PacersForLife
02-09-2012, 03:25 PM
"No ****" Post of the day. Paul George should be the number 1 pick in the Rookie Sophmore Draft.

Calm down...

blahblahyoutoo
02-09-2012, 03:52 PM
Take John Wall off, he sucks.

Agreed. The way he's been playing, he's lucky he hasn't been sent down to the d league.

Raps08-09 Champ
02-09-2012, 03:57 PM
Good thing that they implemented that rule. Cousins would have abused Thompson and Morris inside.

At least hopefully they have Monroe or Splitter opposing Cousins.

Iodine
02-09-2012, 04:26 PM
On a related note:



-NBA.com

Dude, I got us two tickets. We have to go on kiss cam though

Iodine
02-09-2012, 04:29 PM
Obviously haven't seen Splitter play at all this year.

His efficiency has been so damn awesome this year. I doubt he finishes the season making more than 62% of his shots, but he has been good and has improved on D

Heediot
02-09-2012, 04:33 PM
We already see the same **** with CP3. Is Rubio going to add some spin on his passes or something?

They don't play D in these types of games, it'll be interesting to see the creativity of Rubio.

jmoney85
02-09-2012, 06:02 PM
lol @ people thinking shumpert should be in the game... the dude is shooting 37% from the field


GAHHHHHBAGE

Chill_Will_24
02-09-2012, 06:07 PM
lol @ people thinking shumpert should be in the game... the dude is shooting 37% from the field


GAHHHHHBAGE

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