Rising Stars Challenge
Pero Antic will be part of Team Hill after the Rising Stars Challenge Draft was held Thursday night. Team Hill will be coached by former player and current NBA Inside Stuff host Grant Hill. Here are the rosters for the Rising Stars Challenge:
Damian Lillard (Blazers), Bradley Beal (Wizards), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Harrison Barnes (Warriors), Terrence Jones (Rockets), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), Jonas Valanciunas (Raptors), Dion Waiters (Cavaliers), Pero Antic (Hawks)
Anthony Davis (Pelicans), Michael Carter-Williams (Sixers), Tim Hardaway, Jr. (Knicks), Trey Burke (Jazz), Jared Sullinger (Celtics), Mason Plumlee (Nets), Victor Oladipo (Magic), Steven Adams (Thunder), Kelly Olynyk (Celtics)
Fan's can now vote on the starting lineups which will be announced and the results will be announced prior to the game.
Shooting Stars Competition
In addition to Antic, Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins will return to the Shooting Stars Competition as part of Team Bosh to defend their title. Wilkins, Chris Bosh and the WNBA's Swin Cash won the event in 2013. Their competition will be as follows:
Team Hardaway: Tim Hardaway, Jr. (Knicks), Tim Hardaway, Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky)
Team Curry: Stephen Curry (Warriors) Dell Curry, Becky Hammon (San Antonio Silver Stars)
Team Durant: Kevin Durant (Thunder), Karl Malone, Skylar Diggins (Tulsa Shock)
Finally, Atlanta Hawks team trainer Wally Blase will serve as trainer for the Eastern Conference. That means that he will be on hand for all of the events and will look after the Eastern Conference players.
NBA All-Star Weekend begins on Friday, February 14 with the celebrity game and the Rising Stars Challenge and lasts through Sunday when the All-Star Game will be held starting at 8 p.m. on TNT.