The regular season of NBA 2019-20 has come to an end and players will be taking a break to take part in the NBA All-Star games starting Friday, November 14 (Saturday, 7:30 AM IST). The Rising Stars Challenge will witness a rookies vs. sophomores game. It'll pit players in their first two years in the league in a USA vs World game.
The World team is headlined by Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic, while the USA team will feature Zion Williamson and Ja Morant. Each team has 10 players: four backcourt players, four frontcourt players and two wild cards. Due to several injuries, Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton is replacing Heat rookie Tyler Herro on the US roster. Meanwhile, Pelicans forward Nico Melli will step in for injured Suns center DeAndre Ayton in the World team.
Miles Bridges (Charlotte); Devonte' Graham (Charlotte); Collin Sexton (Cleveland); Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis); Ja Morant (Memphis); Kendrick Nunn (Miami); Eric Paschall (Golden State); P.J. Washington (Charlotte); Zion Williamson (New Orleans); Trae Young (Atlanta)
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (New Orleans); R.J. Barrett (New York); Brandon Clarke (Memphis); Luka Doncic (Dallas); Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City); Rui Hachimura (Washington); Svi Mykhailiuk (Detroit); Josh Okogie (Minnesota); Moritz Wagner (Washington); Nicolo Melli (New Orleans)
The NBA All-Star Game 2020 is scheduled for Friday, November 14 (Saturday, 7:30 AM IST). The game will be telecast on Sony LIV and Sony Six.