When the NBA announced today that Devin Booker would take Damian Lillard‘s place in the 2020 All-Star Game this Sunday, the league noted that the Suns guard would replace Lillard in Saturday’s three-point contest as well.
The change makes logistical sense, and it’s not as if Booker’s not qualified — he has participated in the event three times before and won it in 2018. Still, he’ll be in tough against a talented field of competitors, all of whom have put up better outside shooting numbers than him this season.
Among the eight participants in this year’s three-point contest, Booker ranks last in both three-pointers made and three-point percentage. Here’s the full breakdown:
Robinson’s combination of volume and efficiency has made him arguably the most well-rounded three-point shooter in the NBA so far this season, but this will be his first time participating in the three-point contest. The same is true for Graham, Young, LaVine, and Bertans.
The experience advantage goes to Hield, who was in last year’s event, and especially to Harris and Booker, who won in 2019 and 2018, respectively.
Of course, these events often come down to which player gets hot at the right time, so those season-long stats may not end up meaning much on Saturday.
What do you think? Who is your pick to win 2020’s three-point contest? Do you like one of the returning champions, Harris or Booker, to do it again? Will Hield take home the trophy after coming up short a year ago? Or will one of the newcomers win out?
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