On Jan. 31, the NBA introduced the contributors for the 2023 Rising Stars event, which is able to happen on Friday, Feb. 17 throughout All-Star weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah. The first sport will tip off at 9 p.m. ET.
The roster, chosen by the NBA’s assistant coaches, consists of 11 NBA rookies, 10 sophomores and 7 G League gamers, excluding damage replacements:
Rookies: Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic), Jalen Duren (Detroit Pistons), AJ Griffin (Atlanta Hawks), Jaden Ivey (Detroit Pistons), Walker Kessler (Utah Jazz), Bennedict Mathurin (Indiana Pacers), Keegan Murray (Sacramento Kings), Andrew Nembhard (Indiana Pacers), Jabari Smith Jr. (Houston Rockets), Jeremy Sochan (San Antonio Spurs), Jalen Williams (Oklahoma City Thunder), Tari Eason (Houston Rockets; damage alternative for Duren)Sophomores: Jose Alvarado (New Orleans Pelicans), Scottie Barnes (Toronto Raptors), Josh Giddey (Oklahoma City Thunder), Jalen Green (Houston Rockets), Quentin Grimes (New York Knicks), Bones Hyland (Denver Nuggets), Evan Mobley (Cleveland Cavaliers), Trey Murphy III (New Orleans Pelicans), Alperen Sengun (Houston Rockets), Franz Wagner (Orlando Magic), Ayo Dosumno (Chicago Bulls; damage alternative for Green)G League: Sidy Cissoko (G League Ignite), Scoot Henderson (G League Ignite), Mojave King (G League Ignite), Kenneth Lofton Jr. (Memphis Hustle), Mac McClung (Deleware Blue Coats), Leonard Miller (G League Ignite), Scotty Pippen Jr. (South Bay Lakers)
Former NBA All-Stars Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah and Deron Williams will function coaches for the three NBA Rising-Star groups, whereas former Sixth Man of the Year Jason Terry will lead the G League staff.
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Gasol, Noah and Williams drafted their seven-player groups on Feb. 7 from a pool of rookies and sophomores. The fourth staff, coached by Terry, shall be composed of the aforementioned G League representatives.
Team Pau chosen Banchero with the No. 1 decide, Team Deron chosen Wagner with the No. 2 decide and Team Joakim chosen Mobley with the No. 3 decide. It was a snake-style draft, so Team Joakim had the primary decide of the second spherical, which it used on Giddey. Here are the three groups, with gamers listed within the order through which they have been drafted:
Team Pau: Paolo Banchero, Bennedict Mathurin, Jaden Ivey, Scottie Barnes, Jose Alvarado, Keegan Murray, Andrew NembhardTeam Deron: Franz Wagner, Jalen Green*, Alperun Sengun, Trey Murphy III, AJ Griffin, Bones Hyland, Walker Kessler, Ayo Dosunmu**Team Joakim: Evan Mobley, Josh Giddey, Jalen Williams, Jeremy Sochan, Quentin Grimes, Jabari Smith Jr., Jalen Duren*, Tari Eason**
*injured, is not going to play
The 4 groups will compete in a three-game event, and every sport will characteristic the Elam Ending. The format, through NBA.com, shall be as follows:
All three video games shall be performed to a Final Target Score, which suggests the sport will finish on a made basket or free throw slightly than time expiring.
The two semifinal video games – Game 1 and Game 2 – shall be performed to a Final Target Score of 40.
The remaining sport, that includes the winners, shall be performed to a Final Target Score of 25 to find out the event champion.
Game 1: Team A vs. Team BGame 2: Team C vs. Team DGame 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2
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