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NBA Rising Stars Challenge: teams, rosters and stars

One of the highlights of this the up coming All-Star Weekend is the Clorox Rising Stars Challenge which be a tournament instead of a one of game.

One of the highlights of this the up coming All-Star Weekend is the Clorox Rising Stars Challenge which be a tournament instead of a one of game.
Raj MehtaUSA TODAY Sports

The NBA’s biggest and brightest will converge on Cleveland this weekend for the much anticipated All-Star Weekend. The festivities will begin with the with the Celebrity All-Star Game followed by the Rising Stars Tournament on Friday.

Rising Stars get a change of format

The Clorox Rising Stars “Game” will not be a single game, but three. It’s a “final four” of sorts, in the sense that four teams will be competing for two spots in the final match later that night.

There are four different teams that will be coached by NBA legends. Each of the teams consists of seven players, which were drafted from a pool of 28 by each of the four coaches.

Rick Barry, Gary Payton, Isiah Thomas and James Worthy are the coaches of their respective teams. The teams have already been formed after the draft that consisted of 12 rookies, 12 sophomores and four members of the NBA G League Ignite developmental squad.

First to 75 wins

Instead of having a four quarter game, teams play with no clock. The first one to get 75 points through the two games wins. The 75 point target is to commemorate the NBA’s 75th anniversary.

The “semifinals” will be a race to 50 points. The first team to get to 50 points from each of the two semis will meet in the final where the winner will be crowned after scoring 25 points.



Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons

Dyson Daniels, G League Ignite

Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers

Isaac Okoro, Cleveland Cavaliers

Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets

Jae’Sean Tate, Houston Rockets

Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic


Precious Achiuwa, Toronto Raptors

Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies

Saddiq Bey, Detroit Pistons

Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves

Tyrese Haliburton, Sacramento Kings

Jaden Hardy, G League Ignite

Isaiah Stewart, Detroit Pistons


LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets

Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors

Ayo Dosunmu, Chicago Bulls

Chris Duarte, Indiana Pacers

Scoot Henderson, G League Ignite

Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves

Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings


Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic

MarJon Beauchamp, G League Ignite

Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder

Jalen Green, Houston Rockets

Herbert Jones, New Orleans Pelicans

Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers

Jalen Suggs, Orlando Magic

Who's coming in Clutch?

There will also be a shooting contest in the middle of the second game and the final. Four teams of two will compete in a timed shooting competition. Team 1 has 1:30 to complete all the shots from specifically marked spots on the court. If Team 1 makes the five shots in less than that time that will be the benchmark for Team 2, and on it goes.


— Desmond Bane/Tyrese Haliburton

— Scottie Barnes/Chris Duarte

— Josh Giddey/Evan Mobley

— Michael Foster Jr./Fanbo Zeng (G League Ignite)



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