Just arrived in Cleveland. The Wolves landed two players (on opposite teams) for the NBA All-Star Weekend next month in Dallas, but not in the All-Star Game. Wolves rookie point guard Jonny Flynn and second-year forward Kevin Love will play in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam on Feb. 12 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
"Our entire franchise is pleased Jonny and Kevin have been recognized for their play this season and have been selected to the Rookie-Sophomore Game," Wolves head coach Kurt Rambis said in a release from the team. "This is a testament to the commitment and hard work they put into developing their games every day. It is a well-deserved honor that they both should be extremely proud of. Jonny and Kevin are talented young players who have bright futures in front of them."
Love didn't make the rookie team last year, in what was considered a bit of a snub.
Joining Flynn on the Rookie team this year are Chicago's Taj Gibson, Detroit's Jonas Jerebko, Golden State's Stephen Curry, Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings, Oklahoma City's James Harden, Sacramento's Tyreke Evans and Omri Casspi and San Antonio's DeJuan Blair.
Love's teammates on the Sophomore squad are Chicago's Derrick Rose, the L.A. Clippers' Eric Gordon, Memphis's Marc Gasol and O.J. Mayo, Miami's Michael Beasley, New Jersey's Brook Lopez, New York's Danilo Gallinari and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook.