Our staff picks for the dunk contest, three-point shootout and All-Star Game.
Which stars will shine brightest at All-Star weekend in Cleveland? We make our picks!
Who will win the Rising Stars Challenge?
Michael Pina: I don't want to overthink this extremely serious exercise and pick against Team Barry
Team Payton is stocked with able, selfless defenders who can all accentuate LaMelo Ball's ingenious playmaking. Plus, Scottie Barnes is here. Team Payton all the way.
Jarrel Harris: Team Isiah is stacked. Anthony Edwards, Tyrese Haliburton, Saddiq Bey, Jaden Hardy, Isaiah Stewart, Precious Achiuwa and Desmond Bane! Give me this team.
Rohan Nadkarni: I’m going to go with Team Barry.
Robin Lundberg: I'll go with Team Payton simply based on Ball's inclusion.
Michael Shapiro: The Mobley-Sengun pairing is the frontcourt of my dreams on Team Barry, but their overall roster does lack some shooting.
Who will win the Skills Challenge?
Pina: The rookies—Josh Giddey, Cunningham and Barnes—should dominate this event since they're three of the four most skilled players participating.
Shapiro: I’ll side with the hometown team here.
Lundberg: The rookies. This should be a blowout as Giddey, Cunningham and Barnes are a stacked squad when it comes to skills