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Sunday / October 21.
  • Gallo, Lopez Invited to All-Star Weekend

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    Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari and Nets center Brooke Lopez are headed to Dallas for NBA All-Star Weekend.

    Gallo, who leads the NBA in 3-pointers made, and Lopez will participate in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam to be held on Friday, Feb. 12.

    Gallinari could also join the 3-point competition and assist Nate Robinson in the Dunk Contest.

    “He better go,” Robinson said of Gallo before the announcements were made.

    Among those joining the Sophomores in the Rookie-Sophomore game are Derrick Rose of the Bulls, O.J. Mayo of the Grizzlies and Eric Gordon of the Clippers.

    The Rookie team features former Big East stars Jonny Flynn of the T’Wolves (Syracuse) and DeJuan Blair of the Spurs (Pitt). Brandon Jennings of Milwaukee, Tyreke Evans of Sacramento and Stephen Curry of Golden State are also in the Rookie Game.

    Knicks forward David Lee will learn Thursday whether he was chosen to the main All-Star Game.

    Full rosters below:

    ROOKIE TEAM ROSTER
    
    Player             Team          Pos.   Ht.   Wt.     School/Country
    DeJuan Blair       San Antonio   F-C    6-7   265     Pittsburgh
    Omri Casspi        Sacramento    F      6-9   225     Yavne, Israel
    Stephen Curry      Golden State  G      6-3   185     Davidson
    Tyreke Evans       Sacramento    G      6-6   220     Memphis
    Jonny Flynn        Minnesota     G      6-0   185     Syracuse
    Taj Gibson         Chicago       F      6-9   225     USC
    James Harden       Oklahoma City G      6-5   220     Arizona State
    Brandon Jennings   Milwaukee     G      6-1   169     Lottomatica Virtus
    Roma (Italy)
    Jonas Jerebko      Detroit       F      6-10  231     Kinna, Sweden
    
    Head Coach – TBD
    Assistant Coach – TBD
    
                               SOPHOMORE TEAM ROSTER
    
    Player             Team          Pos.   Ht.   Wt.     School/Country
    Michael Beasley    Miami         F      6-9   245     Kansas St.
    Marc Gasol         Memphis       C      7-1   265     Barcelona, Spain
    Danilo Gallinari   New York      G-F    6-10  225     Sant’Angelo
    Lodigiano, Italy
    Eric Gordon        L.A. Clippers G      6-3   222     Indiana
    Brook Lopez        New Jersey    C      7-0   260     Stanford
    Kevin Love         Minnesota     F-C    6-10  260     UCLA
    O.J. Mayo          Memphis       G      6-4   210     USC
    Derrick Rose       Chicago       G      6-3   190     Memphis
    Russell Westbrook  Oklahoma City G      6-3   187     UCLA
    (Photo courtesy Daily News)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.