Three-Point, Skills And Dunk Contest Participants Announced

The NBA has announced the participants for the Three-Point Shootout, Skills Challenge, and Slam Dunk Contest set to take place the night before the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte on Feb. 16.

The Three-Point Shootout will include defending champion Devin Booker (Suns), Khris Middleton (Bucks), Stephen Curry (Warriors), Kemba Walker (Hornets), Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers), Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks), Danny Green (Raptors), Seth Curry (Trail Blazers), Joe Harris (Nets) and Buddy Hield (Kings).

Nowitzki, in what may be his final season, will be a key participant to watch, as will the brother duo of Seth and Steph and the local favorite Walker.

In the Skills Challenge, the contestants include Mike Conley (Grizzlies), Luka Doncic (Mavericks), Jayson Tatum (Celtics), Trae Young (Hawks), De’Aaron Fox (Kings), Nikola Jokic (Nuggets), Kyle Kuzma (Lakers) and Nikola Vucevic (Magic).

Finally, the Dunk Contest features Dennis Smith Jr. (Knicks), Miles Bridges (Hornets), John Collins (Hawks) and Hamidou Diallo (Thunder). Smith, fresh off a trade to New York, is the lone returning contestant as he was eliminated in the first round of the 2018 Dunk Contest. Diallo replaced the injured Derrick Jones.

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16 thoughts on “Three-Point, Skills And Dunk Contest Participants Announced

  1. tealmarlin

    Derrick Jones Jr would win the Dunk contest if not injured, easily.

  2. RockHard

    Where has dirk ever said this is his last season?? I have a feeling he’ll come back for one more so he can play Porzingis.

  3. Z-A

    Why is anyone shooting under 40% in the 3pt contest?? Bertans, Gallinari, Beasley, Bojan all shoot 4+ per game above 40%.

  4. totoiv

    I’ve seen some of the reasons Klay Thompson bowed out, but he only just set the NBA record for hitting 10 3s in a row in one game. Seems odd he is not competing.

    • xabial

      Maybe basketball players are superstitious, like baseball players and HR derby..?

      Kidding! Steph is already best 3PT shooter all time.

      Steph doesnt need this and could’ve said no. But then why risk ceding NBA 3PT contest title to little brother?Don’t miss this show at home kids!

      People who think NBA “boring” lacks parity, don’t love basketball. I feel so blessed to have watched this team

      Since Knicks tanked their way to not getting an invite, be rooting for Steph. His 3PT transcends basketball.

      • Not sure what you’re talking about (just like on MLBTR…), but the Knicks don’t have anyone that should be in the three point contest. Kornet is the closest, but he’s played in only 25 games and has 40 three-pointers.

        • Z-A

          I think he means somehow their shooting will be affected by the contest akin to the HR derby having an initial negative impact on some players in the 2nd half of the season. Some cases not all.

          • xabial

            It wasn’t funny, Z-A; but you 100% got it.

            Sucks that some of MLBTR’s nast(ier) users have migrated to hoopsrumors.

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