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    http://www.insidehoops.com/rookie-challenge.shtml

    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).
    Good for him.

    Nice to get a little recognition. Hopefully the next news will be about Roy being an All-Star!
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    Although I don't hate Jim O'Brien as much as some here, I think PG would be a good step or two ahead of where he is now if Vogel was coaching from the beginning of last year. Until about 10 games ago he always seemed to waver with his confidence or assertiveness. One of the two, if not both. He seems to be coming out of that shell and his handles have improved as that's happened too.

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    So, who's up for a mock Rookie Challenge draft?

    ROOKIES
    MarShon Brooks (New Jersey Nets)
    Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
    Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons)
    Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)
    Markieff Morris (Phoenix Suns)
    Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves)
    Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers)
    Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats)
    Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves)

    SOPHOMORES
    DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)
    Landry Fields (New York Knicks)
    Paul George (Indiana Pacers)
    Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
    Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz)
    Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons)
    Tiago Splitter (San Antonio Spurs)
    Evan Turner (Philadelphia 76ers)
    John Wall (Washington Wizards)

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    I'd like to see Ricky Rubio with Blake Griffin and Tiago Splitter. Amazing PnR all day long.

    Also, I'd like to see John Wall with Greg Monroe. It would be nice for Wall to pair up with a smart big man for the first time in his career.

    PS: I really believe that Isaiah Thomas deserved a place in the rookie squad. He has been impressive for the struggling Kings.

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    Awesome!

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    it will be very interesting to see who gets picked second.

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    won't be his last all-star game appearance

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    it will be very interesting to see who gets picked second.
    My money is on Kyrie Irving.
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    That's whats up.

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    won't be his last all-star game appearance
    Nor will it be his first.
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    reading paul george's twitter it doesn't even seem like he or any other pacer are aware of the situation someone should tweet this to him

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    I see this being the first four picks...

    TEAM A
    1. Blake Griffin
    3. Ricky Rubio

    TEAM B
    2. Kyrie Irving
    4. Greg Monroe

    Sets up an interesting contrast between the flashy play of Rubio and Griffin, and the more fundamental play of Irving and Monroe. I could see Paul George going as high as 5th, since, going by the above picks, both teams would have a big and a point, which might cause Wall and Cousins to slip a little bit.

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    Nor will it be his first.


    Did he make it last year?

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    Congrats to PG. Well deserved.

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    Did he make it last year?
    Nope.

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    Did he make it last year?
    His first All-Star Weekend appearance is coming up but not his first All-Star Game appearance.
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    Wow, good thing they are doing a draft. If it was still rookies vs sophomores, this game would be embarrasing

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    If Griffin has to go first, I would pick John Wall second. That dude is built for street ball play.

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    His first All-Star Weekend appearance is coming up but not his first All-Star Game appearance.
    Ah got ya, I was like wtf? I know my apathy for the pacers was reaching an all-time high with obie at the helm, but I thought I would have remembered something like that.

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    No Lance?

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    No Lance?

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    I see this being the first four picks...

    TEAM A
    1. Blake Griffin
    3. Ricky Rubio

    TEAM B
    2. Kyrie Irving
    4. Greg Monroe

    Sets up an interesting contrast between the flashy play of Rubio and Griffin, and the more fundamental play of Irving and Monroe. I could see Paul George going as high as 5th, since, going by the above picks, both teams would have a big and a point, which might cause Wall and Cousins to slip a little bit.
    I'd hope that whatever team gets the second pick also gets the third pick.

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    Congrats to Paul. He definitely deserved it.

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    TNTís Kenny Smith will serve as the honorary Commissioner and Ernie Johnson will host the live Rising Stars Challenge event Draft on Thursday, Feb. 16, on NBA TV at 7 p.m. ET.
    Called it

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    That sounds really cool actually, even though TNT is probably going to turn the "draft" into an hour long special filled with lots of pandering and nothing actually being done.

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    Will Griffin even play? It seems unlikely this being the shorten season and him starting the All Star game.

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