To no one's surprise, Chester's Tyreke Evans will play for the Rookies in the annual NBA Rookie Challenge during All-Star weekend in Dallas next month.
Derrick Rose, of the Chicago Bulls, will headline the team of second-year players, along with Miami’s Michael
Beasley, Clippers guard Eric Gordon, Minnesota’s Kevin Love, New Jersey’s Brook Lopez, New York’s Danilo Gallinari, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, and Marc Gasol and O.J. Mayo of Memphis.
The rookies, along with Evans: Sacramento’s Omri Casspi, Chicago’s Taj Gibson, Detroit’s Jonas Jerebko, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings, Minnesota’s Jonny Flynn, Oklahoma City’s James Harden and San Antonio's DeJuan Blair.
The teams were selected by NBA assistant coaches. An assistant coach from the top team in each conference will serve as the head coaches for the Rookie Challenge.