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    The NBA announced Wednesday that the Rising Stars challenge, more commonly known as the rookies-sophomores game at All-Star Weekend is undergoing a change this year. The assistant coaches of the best teams in the East and West will again coach the teams, and the teams will be made up of the best first and second-year players, but this year, it's Team USA vs. the World.

    One team will be comprised of the best first and second-year guys from the US and international players will make up the other team. There will be two ten-man rosters, presumably with five US and international rookies and five US and international sophomores.

    And this is not good for Team USA.

    A potential roster for the international team: Andrew Wiggins, Nikola Mirotic, Steven Adams, Dennis Schröder, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jusuf Nurkic, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rudy Gobert, Gorgui Dieng, and Dante Exum.

    Meanwhile, the US guys look like: Victor Oladipo, Michael Carter-Williams, Elfrid Payton, Nerlens Noel, K.J. McDaniels, Mason Plumlee, Marcus Smart, Tim Hardaway Jr, and... well, yeah.

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    I think this is kinda cool actually.
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    Definitely cool. Especially since it separates Wiggins from the regular crop of players. Basically gives him a team to showcase himself on.

    This is also a good move considering Silver's plans for European expansion, best way to showcase their talent.

    This is unlikely, but maybe next year we could see one of Bruno or Bebe on it!

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    Interesting.

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    Old NHL ASG format. I love the idea... gives us a chance to see youngsters from Europe and Canada.

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    This sounds way more fun to watch.

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    Sounds cool! I can't decide whether or not team use has a chance. I don't think so but we will see. Aaron Gordon is back from injury so I bet he makes team Ida and then maybe shabazz Mohammed? Could be trey Burke but that may be too many guards.

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    I'm only interested if Kelly Olynyk plays.

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    I want to see Wiggins play.
    The name's Bond, James Bond.

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    World gonna stomp USA

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    How they gonna communicate with each other lol

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    I'm only interested if Kelly Olynyk plays.
    Starting C probably.

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    Quote jonnywalker wrote: View Post
    How they gonna communicate with each other lol
    In Latin.

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    In Latin.
    Pig Latin, actually
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    Quote Cody73 wrote: View Post
    Starting C probably.
    Over Steven Adams AND Rudy Gobert?

    I don't think so
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    Quote quRapsfan wrote: View Post
    Definitely cool. Especially since it separates Wiggins from the regular crop of players. Basically gives him a team to showcase himself on.

    This is also a good move considering Silver's plans for European expansion, best way to showcase their talent.

    This is unlikely, but maybe next year we could see one of Bruno or Bebe on it!
    European expansion? Did I missed something?
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    World team is downright nasty. That's a team worth tanking for.

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    Quote RandomGuy wrote: View Post
    European expansion? Did I missed something?
    Ha? NBA have been talking about European expansion for quite some time now. It's not happening soon tho.

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Ha? NBA have been talking about European expansion for quite some time now. It's not happening soon tho.
    When it does the Balkan road trip is going to be brutal

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    Quote raptors999 wrote: View Post
    When it does the Balkan road trip is going to be brutal
    NBA in Greece should be fun to watch Hah.

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    World team -- Mirotic, Wiggins, Giannis, Olynik, Schroder (Hawks) -- that's a nice lineup

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