The NBA will change the format of the Rising Stars Challenge this season during the all-star weekend. Among other things, the talents of the G-League team of NBA are allowed to measure with the best rookies and sophomores.
As the NBA announced, the format of the event is completely changed. Over the past few years, the best American talents were met on Team World, with only players allowed to participate, which were maximum in their second NBA year.
There will be nothing to change, but there will now be four small mini teams with seven players, which put together as follows. Twelve rookie, twelve sophomores and four players from the G-League Ignite will participate. The rookies and sophomores are chosen by the NBA Assistant Coaches, the Ignite players from the G-League coaches.
The format provides that there are two semi-finals and then a final. In the semifinals, the team wins, which first reaches 50 points, in the finals already enough 25 meters.
There will also be a throw competition between the semifinals and the final. Purple of various positions must be taken, which have provided for iconic moments during the NBA playoffs. There will be four two-way teams who need to try to meet these litters as soon as possible.
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The all-star weekend is scheduled for this season from 18 to 20 February in Cleveland, with the Rising Stars Challenge traditionally take place on Friday. Saturday remains unaffected with the Skills Challenge, the 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest, the same applies to the All-Star Game on Sunday.