Now, it sounds like the NBA is changing the game’s format once again.
There have been rumblings that this year’s Rookie-Sophomore game won’t pit the two draft classes against each other, but rather feature two teams with a combination of rookies and sophomores. We’re hearing that two TNT personalities – possibly Charles Barkely and Shaquille O’Neal – will assemble the teams from the pool of selected players and coach the squads, as well. That means we could see Kyrie Irving throwing alley oops to Blake Griffin or John Wall running a fastbreak with MarShon Brooks.
Not only will this make the game more interesting, it’ll also be more competitive.
The Pistons could actually have three representatives in this game. Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight are close to locks to be selected, but Jonas Jerebko is also a candidate. Since he missed his entire sophomore season, he’s still eligible to play this year.