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Knicks guard Landry Fields and Nets forward Derrick Favors are among a group of 18 players selected for the Rookie Challenge.
The squads for the game pitting rookies against second-year players were announced Tuesday. They will play Feb. 18 in Los Angeles ahead of the NBA All-Star Game.
Joining Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans, the reigning Rookie of the Year, on the Sophomore team are: Spurs center DeJuan Blair, Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, Bulls forward Taj Gibson, 76ers guard Jrue Holiday, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, Bucks guard Brandon Jennings and Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews.
The other rookies with Fields and Favors are: Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, Wizards guard John Wall, Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, Timberwolves guard Wesley Johnson, Pistons center Greg Monroe and Spurs guard Gary Neal.
Landry representing. I hear that Mike Budenholzer will guide the Rookies, He'll be joined on the sidelines by Stoudemire and NBA TV/TNT analyst Kevin McHale. The head coach of the East's All-Stars won't be decided until Feb. 6, but whoever coaches the Sophomores will be assisted by Carmelo Anthony and TNT analyst Steve Kerr.