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The "Greek Freak" said he would come up with a plan. "We're going to see what we're going to do," he said of consulting with his brother. "I'm going to try to do something crazy, something fancy. Are you sure I cannot do a layup?" Antetokounmpo, the 6-foot-11 Bucks phenom, is expected to be named Wednesday to the international team for the Rising Stars Challenge, a game scheduled Feb. 13. That game will feature rookies and second-year players and will have a new format, with 10 international players going against 10 USA-based players. The dunk format will be a two-round event, and competitors will get three chances to complete a dunk in both rounds. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Now the million-dollar question: Is Love worthy of being an All-Star this year? "Yes, I think so," Cavs coach David Blatt said. "...Kevin from his position is averaging a double-double while sacrificing some of his own individual game to help the team win and be successful. So yeah, you can certainly make a case for that. Absolutely." Cleveland Plain Dealer

To Love's credit, he's handling the situation like a professional. After Tuesday's win, the Cavaliers' seventh consecutive win, he admitted that it's even hard for him to envision roaming the streets of New York in mid February considering the team's 26-20 record. "Either way I'll head home to see my family or head back to Los Angeles," he told NEOMG. "So, it's not anything that's really a big deal to me. Obviously I would like to be there, but it's going to be nice for me to get a break either way." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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