With All-Star weekend approaching in Atlanta, it is time to honor some of the best young players in the league. While there will not be a Rising Stars Challenge game this year amid the global pandemic, the young players will still be honored on their own rosters.
The NBA announced the Rising Stars Challenge rosters for both the U.S. Team and the World Team and there were some really big names on both rosters. However, no members of the Philadelphia 76ers made the rosters.
Rookie Tyrese Maxey could have made the U.S. roster, but he was not named to the roster while second-year guard Matisse Thybulle was not named to the World roster either. Thybulle did not make the Rising Stars Challenge as a rookie as well.
It was going to be tough for either guy to make the roster considering Maxey’s playing time has been up and down while working on his game. Thybulle, on the other hand, makes his biggest impact on the defensive end of the floor and he does not make any big highlight plays. So it is understandable for both players.