Reports: Robert Covington, Matthew Dellavedova and Kostas Papanikolaou to play in Rising Stars Challenge

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Update: Shams Charania of RealGM:

 

Michael Carter-Williams will miss the Rising Stars Challenge, and two of his Philadelphia teammates – Robert Covington and K.J. McDaniels – were strong candidates to replace him.

The NBA wisely chose one of those 76ers.

David Pick of EuroBasket:

The World team also has a roster shakeup – in addition to Jusuf Nurkic replacing Steven Adams.

Chris Haynes

Unless there’s another unknown absence, Mathew Dellavedova is replacing Kelly Olynyk, who suffered an ankle injury.

https://twitter.com/celtics/status/565589843657633792

How many players must drop out before Pero Antic gets a shot?