Thursday, February 6, 2014

Team Grant Hill drafts who? Barkley butchers Jonas Valanciunas pronounciation

posted by Romy Aquino

Team Grant Hill drafts who? 

Barkley butchers Jonas Valanciunas pronounciation

In tonight's BBVA Rising Stars Rookie-Sophomore draft on TNT, Charles Barkley chooses to select Raptors centre, Jonas Valanciunas.  Sure it's a hard name to pronounce, but come on now, Chuck!
It was also announced that Terrence Ross will be defending his dunk title at this season's Sprite Slam Dunk competition against some heavy hitters: Paul George, Harrison Barnes, Damian Lillard and Ben McLemore.  And the rumour is...Terrence Ross will not be using any props.

And out of nowhere, DeMar DeRozan will be taking part in Saturday night's skills challenge, representing the Eastern Conference against the likes of Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Michael Carter-Williams, Damian Lillard and Goran Dragic.  It's rare that you see a shooting guard in a point guard oriented competition, so it'll be interesting to see how DeMar fares.

We'll definitely be looking forward to a Raptor-filled All-Star weekend in New Orleans!

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