Before the All-Stars suit up for the weekend finale, the best rookies and second-year players will have it out in the the Rookie-Sophomore game.
Unlike the All-Star starters, these rosters are not affected by sentimental fans (who would most certainly vote in Blake Griffin despite his season-ending surgery).
Here are the players I'd like to see take the court in this battle of youth supremacy.
(If the star-shave hair style didn't give it away, the photo here is of Daniel Gibson (CLE) who won the game's MVP award in 2008 for the victorious sophomores. The second-year teams are 8-2 all-time against the Rookies.)