It appears the past two drafts have yielded two building blocks for the Pistons' rebuilding efforts.

President of basketball operations Joe Dumars couldn't be more pleased.

Dumars was asked last week about his thoughts on second-year center Greg Monroe and rookie point guard Brandon Knight being selected to participate in the NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night as part of the NBA's All-Star weekend in Orlando.

Both were picked to play for Shaquille O'Neal's team against Charles Barkley's team in the game with the league's brightest rookies and sophomores.