Thursday, February 6, 2014
Sullinger, Olynyk on same Stars squad
By Chris Forsberg
Boston Celtics rookie forward Kelly Olynyk and second-year center Jared Sullinger will be on the same team at the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge as part of All-Star weekend in New Orleans later this month.
Both Olynyk and Sullinger were chosen to be part of Team (Chris) Webber at the event that was previously rookies vs. sophomores. The Boston duo will be joined by Anthony Davis (New Orleans), Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York), Steven Adams (Oklahoma City), Victor Oladipo (Orlando), Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia), and Trey Burke (Utah).
Team (Grant) Hill features Damian Lillard (Portland), Pero Antic (Atlanta), Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers), Harrison Barnes (Golden State), Terrence Jones (Houston), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee), Jonas Valanciunas (Toronto) and Bradley Beal (Washington).
Fans can vote HERE for each team's starters.
The Rising Stars Challenge will be played Friday, Feb. 14, at the Smoothie King Center and will be broadcast on TNT.