Wednesday, January 30, 2013
No Rising Stars game for Sullinger
By Chris Forsberg
Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger was not selected to the nine-player rookie pool for this year's BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend in Houston.
The freshman class instead features Anthony Davis (Hornets), Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers), Harrison Barnes (Warriors), Bradley Beal (Wizards), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Bobcats), Alexey Shved (Timberwolves), Dion Waiters (Cavaliers) and Tyler Zeller (Cavaliers).
In other Sullinger news, it does not appear his first NBA technical foul -- incurred in Sunday's double-overtime win over the Miami Heat -- will be rescinded. Sullinger and Rashard Lewis were whistled for a double technical after getting tangled after a made basket (Lewis seemed unwilling to remove his arms from around Sullinger's head as the rookie tried to run back up the court and Sullinger eventually pushed at Lewis' waist in frustration).