The third event in the lineup for All-Star Saturday is the Three-Point Contest. This will be the 27th year that sharpshooters have competed for the honor of being crowned best three-point shooter. Last year’s event was won by the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love, who is absent this year.
The Three-Point contest is pretty straight forward, as described by NBA.com here,
“Five shooting stations will be set up around the three-point line, with four Official Spalding NBA game balls worth one point each and one Spalding NBA All-Star 2013 commemorative red, white and blue “money ball” worth two points at each location. Each player will have one minute to shoot as many balls as he can.”
Paul George – Indiana Pacers
Kyrie Irving – Cleveland Cavaliers
Steve Novak – New York Knicks
Ryan Anderson – New Orleans Hornets
Matt Bonner – San Antonio Spurs
Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors
This is a loaded field this year, with Novak, Curry, and Bonner, three of the top 5 three-point shooters by percentage in the league. With all the talent, multiple guys are capable of winning, but my pick tonight is the Knicks’ Steve Novak. The three-point contest is all about shooting standing still, and that is Novak’s forte.