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Brooklyn Nets using All-Star Weekend tie-in to sell "Rising Stars" ticket package

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Darren Rovell reports the Nets hope to cash in on their role as All-Star Weekend co-host by selling tickets to Friday's Rising Stars Weekend --along with those for home games against teams with Rookie of the Year candidates.

In fact, Rovell writes fans "can get that ticket only by buying what the Nets are calling the Rising Stars 6 Pack."

The package, which includes the Feb. 13 All-Star Friday ticket, also has games against the Cleveland Cavaliers (Andrew Wiggins), Milwaukee Bucks (Jabari Parker), Orlando Magic (Aaron Gordon), Boston Celtics (Marcus Smart) and Philadelphia 76ers (Nerlens Noel). The package will go on sale Monday even though dates aren't known because the NBA schedule hasn't been released.

Brett Yormark thinks it's a great idea."No one has ever sold it this way before," he said. No word on how season ticket holders will be treated in this mix.

Rovell reports, the package starts at a minimum of $325 for the six-games. That, he writes, could come off cheap if a fan gets tickets to see the Cavaliers, who are favorites to win the NBA title with LeBron James back in the fold.

The Nets and Knicks share All-Star Weekend with the Knicks hosting Sunday's game and the Nets hosting the rest of the weekend, everything from the Rising Stars game to the Dunk contest.