NBA All-Star Weekend 2014: Rising Stars Challenge 5-on-5

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1. Who has the better team, Team Hill or Team Webber?
David Menze (Editor): Team Hill. Webber’s team has basketball players, Hill’s team has athletes. In games like this and the All-Star game, real basketball isn’t being played, it’s all about putting on a show. Team Hill’s squad is tailor made for the Rising Stars Challenge.
Ryan Donoho (Co-Editor): Team Hill. In games like the All-Star Game and the Rising Stars Challenge, it comes down to athleticism and basically the entire game is fast breaks. When you look at the team that Grant Hill built, it has guys like Damian Lillard, Andre Drummond, Bradley Beal, and Giannas Antetokuonmpo, and they fit well in those scenarios. This team has shooting, athleticism, and arguably the best player in this game in Damian Lillard. Give me Team Hill.
Wesley Morton (Senior Writer): Team Webber. He has the right team-building formula. You can’t pass up an extremely good talent like Anthony Davis but after that, 3 of his top 4 players are guards in MCW, Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Trey Burke. This game is a glorified street ball game so guards who can create for themselves and shoot can take over.
William Perry (Staff Writer): Team Hill. It’s not even close. The starting lineup of Lillard-Beal-Barnes-Jones-Drummond is good enough to compete with most NBA teams. Team Webber will have the best player in tonight’s game (by far) in Anthony Davis, but on the whole Grant Hill chose a significantly better team.
Aaron Blue (Staff Writer): Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, Harrison Barnes, Terrance Jones, Andre Drummond. That group sounds like a decent NBA starting five, so I’ll go with Team Hill here. I’m not sure that Anthony Davis, Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams will be able to keep up.
The Rising Stars Challenge will tip-off at 9 p.m. (ET) and be televised on TNT. Click here for the complete rosters for Team Hill and Team Webber.
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