According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the NBA has a new format for the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend.
Sources: The NBA has a new format for Rising Stars at All-Star Weekend, featuring four seven-player teams competing in a three-game tournament and each game having final target score.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 25, 2022
28 players: 12 rookies, 12 sophomores – and for the first time, four G League Ignite players.
The new format will feature four teams of seven players competing in a three-game tournament, each game having a final target score. The teams will consist of 12 rookies and 12 sophomores, and four G League Ignite players will also be included for the first time.
This will be the first Rising Stars Challenge game since 2020 after the game was not held in 2021 because the League downsized All-Star weekend due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the NBA announced the rosters for the game anyway.