Cheeks is one of 13 finalists.
Joel Embiid called being able share his Rising Star experience with Ben Simmons and Dario Saric "amazing."
The Jazz rookie guard on Simmons: "He's talented. He's close to being an all-star this year. He's really talented and can do a lot of things that a lot of rookie can't."
The Sixers center wants to enjoy the moment during NBA All-Star Weekend.
Jimmy Kimmel asked him about how he was nearly traded by the Sixers to the Lakers in the early 1990s. What followed was hilarious.
Joel Embiid, who's nursing a sore right ankle, was still scheduled to participate in Friday's exhibition as of Thursday afternoon. The Sixers center was also selected to Sunday's NBA All-Star game and Saturday's Skills Challenge.
Simmons earned his sixth triple-double as the Sixers overcame a 24-point deficit to beat the Heat.
The Sixers bench, led by Marco Belinelli, combined for 39 points to win the game.
They appear to have made saving face a higher priority than doing what's necessary to help Fultz. "That would be insane," one sports psychologist said.
The Sixers came back from a 24-point deficit to beat the Heat without Joel Embiid.
Erik Spoelstra said the shooting made Wednesday's game seem totally insignificant.
The Sixers are 4-0 in their five-game home stand leading up to the all-star break.
T.J. McConnell's historic triple-double night proves that the city of brotherly love is the perfect place for an underdog.