All-Star weekend just got a little easier for Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk. The frontcourt duo will be teammates during the Rising Star (Rookie/Sophomore) Challenge next Friday night in New Orleans. The pair was drafted last night on TNT on Team (Webber) and his co-coach/advisor Kenny Smith. Sullinger was drafted in the fifth round by Webber, where as Olynyk did not earn a similar fate.
Instead of having some rookie/sophomore the embarrassment of being the last pick in the draft, the two teams did a blind draw for the final four players in the draft. Olynyk was assigned to Team Webber as well.
The teams will face off on next Friday night at 9pm ET in New Orleans to kick off All-Star weekend. You can check out the full rosters of both teams after the jump to see who Sullinger and Olynyk will be doing battle against.
TEAM WEBBER is comprised of Anthony Davis (New Orleans), Kelly Olynyk (Boston), Jared Sullinger (Boston), Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York), Steven Adams (Oklahoma City), Victor Oladipo (Orlando), Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia), and Trey Burke (Utah).
Team HILL: Damian Lillard (Portland), Pero Antic (Atlanta), Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers), Harrison Barnes (Golden State), Terrence Jones (Houston), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee), Jonas Valanciunas (Toronto) and Bradley Beal (Washington).