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Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons of Philadelphia 76ers to play in Rising Stars game

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Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have established themselves as the core of a young and talented Philadelphia 76ers squad with a seemingly bright future.

Embiid, already rewarded with a starting nod to the All-Star Game, will join Simmons in the All-Star Weekend’s Rising Stars game.

Embiid, of Cameroon, and Simmons, of Australia, will play in the game for the World team, the NBA said Wednesday.

Lakers rookies Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma highlight the U.S. team that will face them.

The complete teams for the Rising Stars game, to be played Feb. 16 at Staples Center in Los Angeles:

World

  • Joel Embiid

  • Ben Simmons

  • Dario Saric

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic

  • Buddy Hield

  • Dillon Brooks

  • Lauri Markkanen

  • Jamal Murray

  • Frank Ntilikina

  • Domantas Sabonis

U.S.

  • Lonzo Ball

  • Brandon Ingram

  • Kyle Kuzma

  • Malcolm Brogdon

  • Jaylen Brown

  • Jayson Tatum

  • John Collins

  • Kris Dunn

  • Donovan Mitchell

  • Dennis Smith Jr.



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