Today marks the start of NBA All-Star Weekend! This is one of the most exciting all around spectacles throughout the entire NBA season. The real NBA action kicks off tonight at 9 p.m. ET with the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.

Rising Stars Challenge

For the second consecutive year it will be formatted as U.S. vs. The World teams.

Of note, the Timberwolves and the Jazz both have three players representing them in this game.

On the U.S. side, the roster looks like this:

Jordan Clarkson- Lakers

Rodney Hood- Jazz

Zach LaVine- Timberwolves

Devin Booker- Suns

Jahlil Okafor- 76ers

Jabari Parker- Bucks

Elfrid Payton- Magic

D’Angelo Russell- Lakers

Marcus Smart- Celtics

Karl-Anthony Towns- Timberwolves

The U.S. Team has a very strong post set for this game. They also have all of the top three picks from last years draft playing. Okafor and Towns will undoubtedly provide a strong paint/post presence on both the offensive and defensive ends.

As far as Team World goes:

Bojan Bogdanovic- Nets

Clint Capela- Rockets

Mario Hezonja- Magic

Nikola Jokic- Nuggets

Trey Lyles- Jazz

Emmanuel Mudiay- Nuggets

Raul Neto- Jazz

Kristaps Porzingis- Knicks

Dwight Powell- Mavericks

Andrew Wiggins- Timberwolves

This team doesn’t quite have the same big name feel that the U.S. has, but it is at no lack of talent. There is huge potential for this team with standout rookie Porzingis being teamed up with up and coming star Wiggins. Mudiay also brings them a solid guard into the mix to play across from Russell.

Team World will look to defend their title from last year. This will be an interesting game, with a lot of high-flying, young talent wanting to get more of a playground feel.

In the end, Team U.S. seems to be a little bit stronger all the way through the roster and should be able to send this series to a split.

U.S. 124- World 117

MVP- Karl-Anthony Towns

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