Notes from TNT’s NBA Tip-off presented by AutoTrader.com – Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014: The Rising Stars squad up

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That Michigan Man is looking like a ROY…

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Listen, if you’re expecting crisp basketball and defense, ya got the wrong game. Just sit back and be entertained…

 

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TNT NBA Tip-off presented by AutoTrader.com
Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Grant Hill, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Chris Webber

 

Team Webber:

   

Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans
Michael Carter-Williams Philadelphia 76ers
Tim Hardaway, Jr. New York Knicks
Trey Burke Utah Jazz
Jared Sullinger Boston Celtics
Mason Plumlee Brooklyn Nets
Victor Oladipo Orlando Magic
Steven Adams Oklahoma City Thunder
Kelly Olynyk Boston Celtics

 

Team Hill:

 

Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons
Harrison Barnes Golden State Warriors
Terrence Jones Houston Rockets
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
Jonas Valanciunas Toronto Raptors
Dion Waiters Cleveland Cavaliers
Pero Antic Atlanta Hawks

 

Barkley on Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo: “He’s going to be an All-Star in five years.”

 

Barkley on Detroit’s Andre Drummond: “He’s going to be a dominant center for a long time.”

 

Smith on Team Webber: “They have three of the most underrated big guys in [Jared] Sullinger, [Mason] Plumlee and [Kelly] Olynyk. They are underrated but solid contributors to their teams.”

 

Barkley on Jazz rookie Trey Burke: “Don’t sleep on Trey Burke for Rookie of the Year.”

 

Sears Shooting Stars:

 

Team Hardaway Tim Hardaway, Jr. New York Knicks
Tim Hardaway
Elena Delle Donne Chicago Sky
Team Bosh Chris Bosh Toronto Raptors
Dominique Wilkins
Swin Cash Chicago Sky
Team Durant Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder
Karl Malone
Skylar Diggins Tulsa Shock
Team Curry Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
Dell Curry
Becky Hammon San Antonio Silver Stars

 

Taco Bell Skills Challenge:

 

Michael Carter-Williams Philadelphia 76ers
Victor Oladipo Orlando Magic
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers
Trey Burke Utah Jazz
Reggie Jackson Oklahoma City Thunder
Goran Dragic Phoenix Suns

 

Foot Locker Three-Point Contest:

 

Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards
Joe Johnson Brooklyn Nets
Arron Afflalo Orlando Magic
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
Marco Belinelli San Antonio Spurs
Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

 

Sprite Slam Dunk:

 

Paul George Indiana Pacers
John Wall Washington Wizards
Terrence Ross Toronto Raptors
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers
Harrison Barnes Golden State Warriors
Ben McLemore Sacramento Kings

 

Smith on Washington’s John Wall in the Sprite Slam Dunk: “John Wall…His speed, quickness and athleticism are going to help in the dunk contest. ”

 

Barkley on Golden State’s Harrison Barnes in the Sprite Slam Dunk: “I’m curious to see Harrison Barnes. I think he is going to be a sleeper.”

2 Responses to “Notes from TNT’s NBA Tip-off presented by AutoTrader.com – Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014: The Rising Stars squad up”

  1. Okori Wadsworth says:

    Does Damian Lillard just not want to have free time in New Orleans? Goodness Gracious.

  2. D.N. says:

    Damien Lillard’s going to be busy!.. Team Webber!! and Paul George in the dunk. Thanks for this/printing it up.

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