John Wall not enough of a rising star?

John Wall not enough of a rising star?
February 17, 2012, 1:33 am
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Here are some of the players that you'd apparently choose in a pickup game before John Wall: Jeremy Lin, Ricky Rubio, Greg Monroe, Markieff Morris, Kemba Walker, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George, Derrick Williams and MarShon Brooks.

Now, you might not actually pick any of them before the Wizards point guard, but Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal did tonight when they chose up sides for the NBA's Rising Stars Challenge. Wall was picked 12th.

(We're leaving out the first two picks -- Blake Griffin and Kyrie Irving -- because they seem much more defensible.)

And, yeah, Lin's last-minute inclusion didn't stop him from being selected with the third pick.