I think this is kinda cool actually.CBSSports.com wrote: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.