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As the calendar flips to February, we’re coming up on a few tentpole events in the 2022-23 NBA regular season.
Once the trade deadline passes on Thursday, Feb. 9, all eyes will shift to 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is set for Friday, Feb. 17 to Sunday, Feb. 19.
The starters and captains have already been revealed for the 2023 All-Star Game, with the reserves set to be announced on Thursday, Feb. 2.
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In the meantime, the NBA has kept the All-Star weekend debates buzzing by announcing the player pool for the 2023 Rising Stars Game.
Debuting a new format last year, the Rising Stars Game turned into a mini-tournament between four teams of seven players. This year’s player pool consists of 11 rookies, 10 sophomores and seven G League prospects, who will be drafted and coached by NBA legends like Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, Deron Williams and Jason Terry.
Who was selected for this year’s player pool? The Sporting News has the full list below.
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2023 NBA Rising Stars player pool
|Paolo Banchero||Orlando Magic||F|
|Jalen Duren||Detroit Pistons||C|
|AJ Griffin||Atlanta Hawks||G|
|Jaden Ivey||Detroit Pistons||G|
|Walker Kessler||Utah Jazz||C|
|Bennedict Mathurin||Indiana Pacers||G|
|Keegan Murray||Sacramento Kings||F|
|Andrew Nembhard||Indiana Pacers||G|
|Jabari Smith Jr.||Houston Rockets||F|
|Jeremy Sochan||San Antonio Spurs||F|
|Jalen Williams||Oklahoma City Thunder||F|
|Jose Alvarado||New Orleans Pelicans||G|
|Scottie Barnes||Toronto Raptors||F|
|Josh Giddey||Oklahoma City Thunder||G|
|Jalen Green||Houston Rockets||G|
|Quentin Grimes||New York Knicks||G|
|Bones Hyland||Denver Nuggets||G|
|Evan Mobley||Cleveland Cavaliers||F|
|Trey Murphy III||New Orleans Pelicans||F|
|Alperen Sengun||Houston Rockets||C|
|Franz Wagner||Orlando Magic||F|
|Sidy Cissoko||G League Ignite||G|
|Mojave King||G League Ignite||F|
|Scoot Henderson||G League Ignite||G|
|Kenneth Lofton Jr.||Memphis Hustle||F|
|Mac McClung||Delaware Blue Coats||G|
|Leonard Miller||G League Ignite||F|
|Scotty Pippen Jr.||South Bay Lakers||G|
2023 NBA All-Star schedule
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Friday, Feb. 17
- Celebrity Game (7 p.m. ET)
- Rising Stars Challenge (9 p.m. ET)
Saturday, Feb. 18
- HBCU Classic (4 p.m. ET)
- Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest (8 p.m. ET)
Sunday, Feb. 19
- 2023 NBA All-Star Game (8 p.m. ET)