NBA All-Star Weekend Contestants Announced

  • NBA All-Star Weekend Contestants Announced

NBA All-Star Weekend Contestants Announced

TNT will televise NBA All-Star Saturday Night beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Last week, the NBA announced that Oladipo was selected by the coaches as a reserve in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game and was drafted onto Team LeBron.

George is fifth in the National Basketball Association in 3-point field goals made (150) and is shooting a career-high 42.3 percent from three this season.

Now Oladipo is putting together a sensational season with the Pacers, averaging 23.9 points per game. Journeyman Wayne Ellington, enjoying a career campaign with the Miami Heat, is a darkhorse contender. The 6-4 guard is shooting 48.8 percent from the field, 39.2 percent from 3-point range, and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. George connected on a record nine three-pointers and scored 41 points in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. The three-point contest will feature last year's victor, Eric Gordon, and the 2016 champ, Klay Thompson.

This will be the third straight appearance for Aaron Gordon, who shocked the world when he went toe-to-toe with LaVine in Toronto and established himself as the NBA's premier dunk contest big man. He'll be the second Thunder player to participate in the contest, joining Kevin Durant (2011, 2012).

In the three-point contest, Eric Gordon will look to defend his crown, while former champion Klay Thompson will feature.

Those competing in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge includes Kristaps Porzingis, Spencer Dinwiddie, Joel Embiid, Al Horford, Lauri Markkanen, Donovan Mitchell, Jamal Murray, and Lou Williams. Every ball on this rack is worth two points. The two players with the highest combined score for their two dunks advance to the head-to-head final round.