Everything to know about 2023 NBA Rising Stars event
Young talent abounds in the NBA.
While veterans like LeBron James continue to grab headlines, the number of intriguing youngsters shining through — usually under the radar — bodes well for the league’s long-term future.
Sophomores and rookies have thrived in the 2022-23 regular season so far, with some playing critical rotational roles in potential playoff surges.
As All-Star Weekend approaches, 28 sophomores, rookies and up-and-coming NBA G League players have been rewarded for their performances by being named to the Rising Stars, one of the main events of the festivities. of three days.
Here’s what to know about the 2023 NBA Rising Stars:
What are NBA Rising Stars?
The NBA Rising Stars is one of the events that takes place at the start of All-Star weekend. It pits the best youngsters against each other in a contest similar to the All-Star Game, but 2022 introduced a new format that will stick around this year.
When is the NBA Rising Stars 2023?
The 2023 NBA Rising Stars kick off Friday, Feb. 17 at 9 p.m. ET at Vivint Arena, home of the Utah Jazz.
What is the 2023 NBA Rising Star format?
As in 2022, there will be three teams of seven players determined by draft by the four coaches selected for the event. G League players will make up the fourth team.
The three-game mini-tournament will feature a semi-final and a final to decide which youth team is the best. The semi-finals will be played on a “final objective” score of 40, and the final will be played on a score of 25. A successful field goal or a free throw ends the game, not a running clock.
Which players are among the 2023 NBA Rising Stars?
Let’s take a look at the 28 players selected, ranked by sophomores, rookies and G Leaguers.
Second year students:
Jose Alvarado, New Orleans Pelicans Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder Jalen Green, Houston Rockets Quentin Grimes, New York Knicks Bones Hyland, Denver Nuggets Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers Trey Murphy III, New Orleans Pelicans Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets Franz Wagner, The Magic of Orlando
Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic Jalen Duren, Detroit Pistons AJ Griffin, Atlanta Hawks Jaden Ivey, Detroit Pistons Walker Kessler, Utah Jazz Bennedict Mathurin, Indiana Pacers Keegan Murray, Sacramento Kings Andrew Nembhard, Indiana Pacers Jabari Smith Jr., Houston Rockets Jeremy Sochan, San Antonio Spurs Jalen Williams, Oklahoma City Thunder
Sidy Cissoko, G League Ignite Scoot Henderson, G League Ignite Mojave King, G League Ignite Kenneth Lofton Jr., Memphis Hustle Mac McClung, Delaware Blue Coats Leonard Miller, G League Ignite Scotty Pippen Jr., South Bay Lakers
NBA assistant coaches selected the 21 sophomores and rookies while the NBA league office selected the seven G Leaguers for the fourth team.
Who are the coaches of the 2023 NBA Rising Stars?
The four head coaches who will be looking to lead their youngsters to the event’s trophy are household names in the NBA stratosphere.
Pau Gasol, six-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion Joakim Noah, two-time NBA All-Star and 2012-13 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Deron Williams, three-time NBA All-Star Jason Terry (G league team), 2008–09 Sixth Man of the Year and former NBA champion