2023 NBA Rising Stars Tournament Odds Favor Team Paul Gasol Over Deron Williams (Trust the Rookies of the Year)

2023 NBA Rising Stars Tournament Odds Favor Team Paul Gasol Over Deron Williams (Trust the Rookies of the Year)


NBA All-Star Weekend 2023 will feature a few changes to the marquee events that we first saw last year, including the Rising Stars Challenge. It's now officially the Rising Stars Tournament, the format is moving from two teams to four, and it'll feature players from the G League in addition to rookies and sophomores.

These squads have been drafted by NBA legends Pau Gasol, Deron Williams, Joakim Noah and Jason Terry. Gasol's team enters this event as the favorite, owning +170 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook to win.

Gasol's team features runaway Rookie of the Year favorite Paolo Banchero alongside 2022 Rookie of the Year winner Scottie Barnes. Bennedict Mathurin, Jaden Ivey, Jose Alvarado, Keegan Murray and Andrew Nembhard round out the roster.

Each of these four teams will play in an opening game and against one of the other three squads. The two winners of those contests will then play in the championship.

Here's the full list of teams and their odds to win the 2023 Rising Stars Tournament, along with our best bet.

NBA Rising Stars Tournament Odds



Team Pau Gasol


Team Deron Williams


Team Joakim Noah


Team Jason Terry


NBA Rising Stars Rosters

Team Pau Gasol
- Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic
- Bennedict Mathurin, Indiana Pacers
- Jaden Ivey, Detroit Pistons
- Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
- Jose Alvarado, New Orleans Pelicans
- Keegan Murray, Sacramento Kings
- Andrew Nembhard, Indiana Pacers

Team Deron Williams
- Franz Wager, Orlando Magic
- Jalen Green, Houston Rockets
- Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets
- Trey Murphy III, New Orleans Pelicans
- AJ Griffin, Atlanta Hawks
- Bones Hyland, Denver Nuggets
- Walker Kessler, Utah Jazz

Team Joakim Noah
- Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
- Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder
- Jalen Williams, Oklahoma City Thunder
- Jeremy Sochan, San Antonio Spurs
- Quentin Grimes, New York Knicks
- Jabari Smith Jr., Houston Rockets
- Jalen Duren, Detroit Pistons

Team Jason Terry (G League)
- Sidy Cissoko, G League Ignite
- Scoot Henderson, G League Ignite
- Mojave King, G League Ignite
- Kenneth Lofton Jr., Memphis Hustle
- Mac McClung, Delaware Blue Coats
- Leonard Miller, G League Ignite
- Scotty Pippen Jr., South Bay Lakers

2023 NBA Rising Stars Prediction & Best Bet

It's really easy to understand why Gasol's team is the favorite here. He drafted what will likely be the 2023 Rookie of the Year (Paolo Banchero) alongside reigning award winner Scottie Barnes. It's pretty clear Gasol went for high-impact rookies to round out the remainder of his squad.

Of FanDuel Sportsbook's odds to win the Rookie of the Year Award, Gasol has four of the six top candidates, including Banchero, Bennedict Mathurin, Jaden Ivey and Keegan Murray. With the leadership of Barnes and a fierce defender in Jose Alvarado, I'm not betting against this stacked squad.

Bet: Team Pau Gasol (+170)

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