Report: Damian Lillard, Trae Young, Buddy Hield in 3-point contest
He’ll take another crack at the event this year – with Trae Young, Buddy Hield and maybe Luka Doncic and Joe Harris
If he doesn’t participate, Harris would be just the second defending champion in the last 20 years who didn’t compete the next year. He’d join 2012 champion Kevin Love, who was injured the following season.
Doncic (32% on 3-pointers) doesn’t have the typical resume of a 3-point contest participant. But his high volume of attempts lowers his efficiency and makes him look like a worse shooter than he really is. More importantly, he’s a highly popular star with global appeal and who will be in Chicago, anyway.
The NBA expanded the field from eight to 10 competitors last season, but that included Dirk Nowitzki, who received special commissioner placement onto the All-Star team. We’ll see how many entrants will be in this year’s contest.
Just save a spot for Davis Bertans.