Report: Jayson Tatum earns a spot in NBA All-Star 3-point contest

Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum will be a busy man in Salt Lake City this weekend.

The Boston Celtics forward will participate in the NBA's 3-point contest at All-Star Weekend this Saturday in Utah, The Athletic's Shams Charania reports.

Here's the full list of participants, per Charania:

  • Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics 
  • Kevin Huerter, Sacramento Kings
  • Tyler Herro, Miami Heat
  • Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers
  • Buddy Hield, Indiana Pacers
  • Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
  • Anfernee Simons, Portland Trail Blazers
  • Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz

Tatum's inclusion may raise eyebrows based on the fact that he's made 35.3 percent of his 3-pointers this season, which ranks 102nd in the NBA and seventh on his own team. In fact, Tatum actually leads the NBA in missed 3-pointers this season with 325 entering Tuesday.

Tatum has volume working in his favor, though, as his 177 made 3-pointers rank seventh in the NBA. He also just became the youngest player in league history to reach 1,000 3-pointers, so you could argue his inclusion is well-deserved based on that milestone alone.

Tatum is set to make his fourth NBA-All Star appearance this weekend, while teammate Jaylen Brown just earned his second All-Star nod, although Brown's status is up in the air after he suffered a facial fracture last week.


The 3-point contest is set for 8 p.m. ET at Vivint Arena in Utah.