Splitter out of Rising Stars challenge


SplitterIt looks like Kawhi Leonard will be the only San Antonio Spurs player in the Rising Stars challenge this coming weekend in Orlando for 2012 All-Star weekend.

With Splitter suffering a strained right calf in Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers that will keep him out two weeks, the NBA named Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors as Splitter’s replacement.

Splitter had been selected along with Leonard as part of Charles Barkley’s team.

You can still catch Leonard and the rest of the rookies and sophomores in the game’s new format on Friday night.