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SNUBBED: Tim Hardaway Jr left off Rookie-Sophomore Game roster

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Tim Hardaway Junior led last year’s Rookie-Sophomore game at All-Star Weekend with 36 points.
Tim Hardaway made the All-Rookie First Team last year.

New York City is hosting All-Star Weekend this year.

So Tim Hardaway junior is locked in for a spot in the game this year, right? Wrong.

The rosters for this year’s Rising Stars Challenge, to be played at the Barclays Center on All-Star Friday, were announced on Wednesday, and Hardaway is not on the list. Hardaway lit up the event last year, and brings the flair that All-Star Weekend is all about, but barring an injury, Timmy will watch the event from the sidelines (if at all) this time around.

It is important to note that the NBA is going with a USA-vs-World format, so there were probably fewer spots up for grabs than usual when it came to American prospects. Dante Exum and Bojan Bogdanovic have worse stats, are less popular, and are less deserving based on their pasts. But they aren’t American, so they got spots on the team. I’ll go ahead and say it: it really seems like a “race thing,” (not based on color, but on country of origin, in this case).

Here are the rosters

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Tim Hardaway Jr Named to All-Rookie First Team

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Knicks Rookie Tim Hardaway Junior was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, the league announced Thursday. Hardaway fell all the way to #24 in the draft, where he was selected by the Knicks, and was very impressive in his rookie campaign. Hardaway joins Victor Oladipo, Michael Carter-Williams, Mason Plumlee, and his Michigan teammate Trey Burke on the First Team. 

Congrats, Timmy!

-Tommy Rothman

Tim Hardaway Jr. Selected For Rising Stars Challenge

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Knicks Rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. is headed to All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. The guard out of Michigan was selected by the NBA to play in the Rising Stars Challenge, a game featuring the league’s top rookies and sophomores. Timmy is certainly deserving of this honor, and hopefully we’ll see a few of his high-flying dunks on display during the game. Tickets for All-Star Weekend Events can be purchased here.

-Tommy Rothman