Gordon was selected to the team, along with Derrick Rose, O.J. Mayo, Michael Beasley, Kevin Love, Brook Lopez, Danilo Gallinari, Russell Westbrook and Marc Gasol.
The game is scheduled for February 12 — in 16 days. Presumably, Gordon’s toe will be healed by then.
At halftime of the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, the Clippers’ Gordon and the Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan will compete in the first NBA All-Star Slam Dunk-In, a single-round slam dunk competition. Fans will be able to vote via SMS text message and at NBA.com to determine who will advance to the Sprite Slam Dunk the following night.
Oddly, DeRozan didn’t make the rookie team, which means he’ll be well-rested for his dunks.
Last year, both Gordon and Al Thornton turned in solid performances at the Rookie Challenge in Phoenix. Gordon scored 19 points (6-8 FG), grabbed six rebounds, dished out two assists and recorded two steals. Thornton went for 10 points (5-7 FG), two rebounds and two assists.