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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.

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