Derrick Favors will Replace Tiago Splitter in Rising Stars Challenge February 22, 2012 19:36

The third of our injury announcements for the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend sees Derrick Favors from the Utah Jazz, replace the injured Tiago Splitter of the San Antonio Spurs, in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge.

Splitter was chosen to play for Team Chuck in the Rising Star Challenge this All-Star Weekend, which sees a mix of Rookies and Sophomores battle it out on the court. Due to a right calf strain, however, Splitter will not be making it to All-Star weekend, and Charles Barclay has chosen Derrick Favors, of the Utah Jazz, to take his place.

The Rising Stars Challenge will be televised on Friday night, to get NBA All-Star Weekend off to a good start.