Steven Adams’ first season in the NBA will include a stop in New Orleans for All-Star weekend.
On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that Adams would take part in the Rising Star challenge, the showcase game played on Friday of All-Star weekend.
The event used to pit rookies and sophomores against each other, but now, it includes a field of rookies and sophomore who will be split into teams selected by TNT personalities.
Fans will be able to vote on the starting lineup.
In somewhat of a surprise, Thunder second-year guard Jeremy Lamb was not selected to take part. Here’s the field:
Steven Adams - Thunder center
Pero Antic - Hawks center
Giannis Antetokounmpo - Bucks forward
Harrison Barnes - Warriors forward
Bradley Beal - Wizards guard
Trey Burke - Jazz guard
Michael Carter-Williams - Sixers guard
Anthony Davis - Pelicans forward
Damian Lillard - Blazers guard
Terrence Jones - Rockets forward
Mason Plumlee - Nets forard
Kelly Olynyk - Celtics center
Victor Oladipo - Magic guard
Tim Hardaway Jr. - Knicks guard
Andre Drummond - Pistons center
Dion Waiters - Cavaliers guard
Jared Sullinger - Celtics center
Jonas Valanciunas - Raptors center