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2012 NBA All-Star Weekend: Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal To Pick Rising Stars Teams Thursday On NBA TV

Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was one of the darlings of NBA All-Star Weekend in 2011 at Staples Center, as he was a reserve in the big game, shined in the Rising Stars Game, and won the dunk contest by jumping over a car. He will be one of the coveted players on Thursday night when 2012 Rising Stars general managers Charles Barkley and Shaquille O`Neal draft their respective teams.

Griffin and John Wall headline the 2012 Rising Stars pool of players, who will be picked on NBA TV at 4 p.m. PST on Thursday night. Here is the full list of available players:

  • Marshon Brooks, New Jersey G-F
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento C
  • Landry Fields, New York G
  • Paul George, Indiana G-F
  • Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers F
  • Gordon Hayward, Utah F
  • Kyrie Irving, Cleveland G
  • Brandon Knight, Detroit G
  • Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio G-F
  • Greg Monroe, Detroit C
  • Markieff Morris, Phoenix F
  • Ricky Rubio, Minnesota G
  • Tiago Splitter, San Antonio F-C
  • Tristan Thompson, Cleveland F
  • Evan Turner, Philadelphia G-F
  • John Wall, Washington G
  • Kemba Walker, Charlotte G
  • Derrick Williams, Minnesota F

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