8 months Simmons, Doncic headline NBA Rising Stars lineup Manilatimes |Sports
NEW YORK: Reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons and current candidate Luka Doncic are among the young talents named Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) to play the All-Star weekend Rising Stars challenge. Australia’s Simmons and the Dallas Mavericks’ Slovenian sensation Doncic will play for the World Team in the game that pits 10 first- and second-year players from the United States against 10 counterparts from overseas. Utah’s Donovan Mitchell, runner-up to Simmons in Rookie of the Year voting last season, headlines the US squad that also features Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen, Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley and guard ... more