It’s hard to imagine anyone from the Nets headed to Toronto for the All-Star Game, but at least one player will make the trip up for a secondary challenge.
Second-year guard Bojan Bogdanovic will join Team World in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge to be held on Friday night of All-Star Weekend, as the lone Nets player to be named to either team. Bogdanovic also played in the Rising Stars Challenge in his rookie season, making him the fourth player and first guard in Nets franchise history to play in the game in each of his first two years, joining Kenyon Martin, Brook Lopez, and Mason Plumlee.
Through 46 games (17 starts) this season, Bogdanovic has averaged 9.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 27 minutes per game.
Joining Bogdanovic on Team World are Clint Capela (Houston Rockets), Mario Hezonja (Orlando Magic), Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets), Nikola Mirotic (Chicago Bulls), Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Raul Neto (Utah Jazz), Kristaps Porzingis (New York Knicks), Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks), and Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves).
Team USA’s roster is composed of Jordan Clarkson (Los Angeles Lakers), Rodney Hood (Utah Jazz), Zach LaVine (Minnesota Timberwolves), Nerlens Noel (Philadelphia 76ers), Jahlil Okafor (Philadelphia 76ers), Jabari Parker (Milwaukee Bucks), Elfrid Payton (Orlando Magic), D’Angelo Russell (Los Angeles Lakers), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics), and Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves).