Times for Rising Star challenge and three point contest

Times for Rising Star challenge and three point contest

D’Angelo Russell out for 2-3 weeks
Luke Walton adresses D’Angelo 4th quarter benching
Jose Calderon out with a calf strain

The All-Star weekend is upon us and unfortunately there aren’t any Lakers in the All-Star game on Sunday. There are, however, some Lakers participating in the Rising Stars Challenge, and the always fun 3-point shutout.

Rising Stars

As with last season, the NBA has split the roster into the US team and the World team. Last year the US team squeaked out a 157 to 154 victory. Last year the Lakers had both D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson participate. Both had excellent games with Russell scoring 22 points and racking up 7 assists, while Clarkson had 25 points and 5 assists. Last year Clarkson started and Russell came off the bench. This season once again the Lakers have 2 participants. D’Angelo Russell (Avg. 14.2/3.8/4.7) and rookie Brandon Ingram (Avg. 8.0/4.1/1.9) both representing the US side. It is more than likely that Russell will start alongside fellow sophomores Devin Booker and Karl Anthony-Towns which is certainly worth watching. For the full list of participants click here.

When: Friday 2/17 9 pm ET/ 6 pm PT

TV: TNT

Online: Watch TNT App, TNT Overtime

3 Point Contest with some Swag

Last year Klay Thompson took the honors in the three point contest, however, this year looks to be much more challenging and to feature a bit more Swag. That’s right, among the many star guards featured in this year’s contest Nick (Swaggy P, Uncle P) Young is representing the Lakers for the first time since Michael Cooper and (He who shall not be named) participated in 1987 and 1988. Odds have him at 8/1 to win behind Eric Gordon (7/1) Kyle Lowry (13/2) Kyrie Irving (5/1) C.J. McCollum (5/1) and of course Klay Thompson (7/4). Win or lose, Nick Young is almost guaranteed to put on a show for the masses in New Orleans. Looking forward to #Swaggy3. Full list of participants can be found here

When: Saturday 2/18 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT

TV: TNT

Online: Watch TNT App, TNT Overtime

Of course last but not least is the All-Star Game on Sunday at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT but who cares about that. Unless you want to see #FutureLaker (insert All-Star player here) ball out in an obvious tryout to make the Laker roster soon.

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