Thunder forward Serge Ibaka will be pulling double duty at All-Star Weekend. On top of the dunk contest, Ibaka will also be participating in the Rookie/Sophomore game.
Teams for the Rookie/Sophomore game are picked in league-wide vote of assistant coaches.
A little surprising James Harden didn’t make the cut, seeing as he was on the Rookie team last season and hasn’t had all that bad of a Sophomore campaign. His numbers aren’t flashy, but most agree he’s doing a solid job in his role off the bench.
The Rookie team is Eric Bledsoe, DeMarcus Cousins, Derrick Favors, Landry Fields, Blake Griffin, Wesley Johnson, Greg Monroe, Gary Neal and John Wall.
Joining Ibaka on the Sophomore squad is DeJuan Blair, DeMar DeRozan, Stephen Curry, Tyreke Evans, Taj Gibson, Jrue Holiday, Brandon Jennings and Wesley Matthews.
Carmelo Anthony will serve as an assistant coach for the Rookie team and Amar’e Stoudemire will be on the Sophomore team.