Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 11/17/14
David Lee is going to have some familiar company at All-Star Weekend in Houston. Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson, Jarrett Jack’s favorite player, on Wednesday were both named by the NBA as participants of the Rising Stars Challenge. Barnes and Thompson are part of a pool of 18 first- and second-year players who will be separated into teams when they are drafted gym-class style by Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal on Feb. 7. The starters will then be determined by a fan vote. The game will take place the first night of All-Star Weekend on Feb. 15. The field of players the NBA has invited: Rookies: Harrison Barnes Damian Lillard, POR Anthony Davis, NO Andre Drummond, DET Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, CHA Bradley Beal, WAS Alexey Shved, MIN Dion Waiters, CLE Tyler Zeller, CLE Sophomores: Klay Thompson Kyrie Irving, CLE Kenneth Faried, DEN Brandon Knight, DET Kawhi Leonard, SA Chandler Parsons, HOU Tristan Thompson, CLE Nikola Vucevic, ORL Kemba Walker, CHA Some snubs? How about Ricky R...
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