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Sullinger Passed Over for Rookie Game

The NBA's assistant coaches decided Jared Sullinger is not one of the nine best rookies in the league thus far.

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Apparently, Jared Sullinger is not considered one of the league's nine best rookies.

Sullinger was not selected to participate in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge game to be played on Friday, Feb. 15 in Houston, the first night of the league's All-Star Weekend. Despite averaging 7.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in January, Sullinger's accomplishments were not enough to sway NBA assistant coaches to include him among the nine-man rookie roster.

The rookies chosen to play in the game are Anthony Davis (New Orleans), Damian Lillard (Portland), Harrison Barnes (Golden State), Bradley Beal (Washington), Andre Drummond (Detroit), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Charlotte), Alexy Shved (Minnesota), Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller (Cleveland).

Overall, Sullinger is averaging six points and six rebounds and a PER of 13.70 in just over 20 minutes per game for the C's. He's played in all 44 of the team's games thus far.

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