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

Philadelphia 76ers v Denver Nuggets

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 3: Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Philadelphia 76ers gets excited for Robert Covington #33 after a three point play against the Denver Nuggets at Wells Fargo Center on February 3, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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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?