Today, we’re going to make our NBA picks for some of the rookies in the Rising Stars Challenge game to be played at the Toyota Center as a part of the All-Star Game weekend.
Of the Top 7 picks in the NBA Draft this year, the only one that we think won’t ultimately make the game is F Thomas Robinson of the Sacramento Kings. G Austin Rivers, picked 10th in the NBA Draft this past year probably won’t get the call either. It’s going to be tough to make an argument for G Terrence Ross as well, as he is only playing around 18 minutes per game for the Toronto Raptors.
Amongst the rookies that certainly will be on the roster this year for the Rising Stars Challenge include F Anthony Davis, G Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, G Bradley Beal, G Dion Waiters, and potential Rookie of the Year, F Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers.