Pre-Gamin': Rising Stars Event at All-Star Weekend (8:00 p.m. CT) – Teams, Broadcast Info, Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Rising Stars Event at All-Star Weekend (8:00 p.m. CT) – Teams, Broadcast Info, Thread

Chicago Bulls

Before Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan take the stage, the hometown rookie will get to put on a show of his own.

Event Info and Format

Rising Stars Event – 8:00 p.m. CT on TNT

A group of 12 rookies, 12 sophomores, and four G-League Ignite team members were selected to form the player pool for tonight’s event. Four NBA legends were then selected to serve as head coach, including Rick Barry, Gary Payton, James Worthy, and Isiah Thomas. Those four coaches drafted teams of seven players that will go on to compete in a mini-tournament. Team A will play Team B in Game 1 before Team C plays Team D in game two. The winner of both games will proceed to matchup in the championship.

All three games will also be played to a specific score. While the first two matchups will go until a team reaches 50 points, the championship round will be played to a target score of 25 points.


Team Payton
LaMelo Ball (Hornets)
Scottie Barnes (Raptors)
Bones Hyland (Nuggets)
Jonathan Kuminga (Warriors)
Jaden McDaniels (Timberwolves)
Scoot Henderson (G-League Ignite)

Team Barry
Cade Cunningham (Pistons)
Evan Mobley (Cavaliers)
Isaac Okoro (Cavaliers)
Alperen Sengun (Rockets)
Jae’Sean Tate (Rockets)
Franz Wagner (Magic)
Dyson Daniels (G-League Ignite)

Team Isiah

Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves)
Tyrese Haliburton (Pacers)
Desmond Bane (Grizzlies)
Saddiq Bey (Pistons)
Precious Achiuwa (Raptors)
Isaiah Stewart (Pistons)
Jaden Hardy (G-League Ignite)

Team Worthy

Tyrese Maxey (76ers)
Jalen Green (Rockets)
Jalen Suggs (Magic)
Cole Anthony (Magic)
Josh Giddey (Thunder)
Herbert Jones (Pelicans)
MarJon Beauchamp (G-League Ignite)

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Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.