'Rising Stars' deserve spotlight

Originally Published: February 14, 2014
By David Thorpe | ESPN Insider

The past two draft classes don't appear to be very deep, though the sophomores boast some legit All-Stars for years to come, perhaps even an MVP candidate or two in Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond. But each guy being featured in this game has proven he can play a role that helps his team win games, some bigger than others.

While some of these players might struggle to stay in the league after a season or two, they deserve to be honored tonight just for what they've accomplished in the NBA. Here's a closer look at each player.