The 20 first- and second-year participants for the Rising Stars Challenge held on Feb. 13 during All-Star Weekend have been announced.
The U.S. team will be represented by
The world team will be represented by Jazz guard
Gobert drew the start as the team went with a two-center look at the beginning of the game, and he and Enes Kanter both logged at least 35 minutes in the win. Gobert's double-double was his third in the last five games, and he also kicked in one assist, one block and one steal. The Jazz will match up with the Nets Saturday.
"We have a starting lineup. Enes has been the starter. Rudy comes off the bench," Snyder said. "That's not something I believe in toying with."
Snyder added that he's been pleased with Kanter's play and his role will not be diminished.
"Enes has been terrific," he said. "He's a big part of what we do and we need him to play well."
Kanter missed four games due to an ankle injury before returning to action Saturday against the Rockets. He had 16 points and six rebounds in 21 minutes. While he was able to make his return, Kanter said his ankle won't be 100 percent for a long time, reports the Deseret News.
"I can't just wait for it to be 100 percent," Kanter said. "I'm just going to go out there and play."
Utah is an 11 1/2-point underdog at Houston.
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