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The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge -- televised live nationally on TNT at 9 p.m. ET and broadcast live on ESPN Radio, with live audio also available on NBA.com in multiple languages -- features two teams each consisting of nine rookies and sophomores mixed together, drafted from a pool selected by the NBA's assistant coaches. Joining Irving from the Sophomore class are: Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic), and Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats). Davis and Lillard lead a group of rookies that includes Harrison Barnes (Warriors) Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Bobcats), Alexey Shved (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dion Waiters (Cavaliers), and Tyler Zeller (Cavaliers). Oregonian

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Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has exercised the third-year options on forward Bismack Biyombo and guard Kemba Walker. Biyombo was the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and his rights were acquired by the Bobcats from Sacramento in a three-team trade that also included Milwaukee. Biyombo appeared in 63 games with 41 starts as a rookie, averaging 5.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 23.1 minutes. He also led the team in rebounds and blocks last season. In seven preseason games this season, Biyombo has averaged 3.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. NBA.com

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Chris Littman: Didn't fit in my Kemba Walker story but here he is on Biyombo: "Me and Biz work out together a lot. That's chemistry that has to happen." Twitter

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Connecticut basketball alumni are expected show up in force for their former coach Jim Calhoun's biennial charity game. Saturday evening's event at the Mohegan Sun arena benefits the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at the UConn Health Center. Players say it also gives them a chance to say thank you to the 70-year-old Calhoun, who has coached UConn to three national championships. Kemba Walker and Rudy Gay are among the NBA stars who have confirmed they will be there. MyFoxNY.com

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Point guard Augustin becomes a restricted free agent in July, and he and rookie Kemba Walker are similar in size and skill set. Sources indicate the Bobcats spoke with the Blazers, Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder, among other teams, about possibly dealing Augustin. “D.J. Augustin is our starting point guard and we like him a lot,’’ Higgins said. “We tried to extend (his contract) back in December. Now, on July 1, he’ll be a restricted free agent and that will dictate what happens next.’’ Charlotte Observer

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It's a relief to Charlotte Bobcats rookie Kemba Walker that the lockout is ending, because he had no interest in playing abroad. Walker's agent, Jeff Schwartz, inquired about that option as the lockout dragged on.. "I really wasn't thinking about any alternatives," Walker said Friday, following a workout at the Bobcats' practice gym. "He asked me, 'Would I be willing to go overseas?' but I said no. I didn't think I'd be able to do that." Charlotte Observer

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As I recall, CBS told the story about how Kemba Walker came out of Soundview and the Bronx to lead UConn to the national championship roughly 3,674,219 times during the NCAA tournament last year. But Under Armour does them one better, showing Walker back in his old neighborhood and talking about what it took to get out of there to the NBA. NBCSports.com

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