Tonight at 7 p.m. on TNT, the NBA will announce the participants in the "other" All-Star events including the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Game to be played Friday, February 15 and the competitors for the All-Star Saturday Night skills competitions.
Like last year, the Rising Stars competition will feature a mix of rookie and second-year players on teams selected by Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal. That draft will take place tonight at 7 p.m. on TNT in what should be an entertaining hour of smack talk and ragging that makes the TNT shows fun. Nikola Vucevic has already been added to the roster pool and will be a representative for Orlando in the game.
The intrigue for Orlando, however, will come in the naming of the All-Star Saturday Night participants.
J.J. Redick has been snubbed out of the 3-point contest ever since he started getting more playing time. It was assumed he would get the home nod last year, but it went to Ryan Anderson who was among the l...