Posted February 07, 2014

Slam Dunk Contest and Three-Point Contest fields set for 2014 All-Star Saturday

2014 All-Star Weekend, 2014 Slam Dunk Contest, 2014 Three-Point Contest, Ben Golliver, Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving, Paul George, Terrence Ross
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Blazers guard Damian Lillard will do it all at All-Star Weekend. (Sam Forencich/Getty Images)

The NBA announced the fields for the Slam Dunk Contest, the Three-Point Contest, and other 2014 All-Star Weekend events on Thursday.

The Slam Dunk Contest field: Defending champion Terrence Ross (Raptors), Paul George (Pacers), Damian Lillard (Blazers), John Wall (Wizards), Harrison Barnes (Warriors) and Ben McLemore (Kings)

The Point Forward offered a full breakdown of the Slam Dunk Contest field earlier Thursday. The contest will have a new format this year, and a full explanation can be found right here.

The Three-Point Contest field: Defending champion Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers), Bradley Beal (Wizards), Joe Johnson (Nets), Arron Afflalo (Magic), Stephen Curry (Warriors), Marco Belinelli (Spurs), Kevin Love (Timberwolves), and Damian Lillard (Blazers)

Here’s the list of Three-Point Contest participants in order of three-point shooting percentage this season: Belinelli (44.3 percent), Afflalo (42.7 percent), Beal (40.8 percent), Lillard (40.5 percent), Curry (40.2 percent), Johnson (38.9 percent), Love (37.5 percent), Irving (35.4 precent).

The Skills Challenge is a timed obstacle course that involves dribbling around cones, passing through targets and making lay-ups.

The Skills Challenge field: Defending champion Damian Lillard (Blazers), Trey Burke (Jazz), Reggie Jackson (Thunder), Goran Dragic (Suns), Michael Carter-Williams (Sixers), Victor Oladipo (Magic), DeMar DeRozan (Raptors) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)

The Shooting Stars competition involves an NBA player, a WNBA player and a retired player shooting from various locations on the court.

Shooting Stars Rosters

Team Hardaway: Tim Hardaway, Jr. (Knicks), Tim Hardaway, Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky)

Team Bosh: Chris Bosh (Heat), Dominique Wilkins, Swin Cash (Sky)

Team Curry: Stephen Curry (Warriors) Dell Curry, Becky Hammon (San Antonio Silver Stars)

Team Durant: Kevin Durant (Thunder), Karl Malone, Skylar Diggins (Tulsa Shock)

Finally, the Rising Stars Challenge, which takes place on Friday night and was formerly known as the Rookie/Sophomore Challenge, will feature nine rookies and nine sophomores mixed together in a draft by Chris Webber and Grant Hill. Roster pool candidates were announced last week and the final teams were announced Thursday.

Rising Stars Challenge Rosters

Team Webber: Anthony Davis (Pelicans), Michael Carter-Williams (Sixers), Tim Hardaway, Jr. (Knicks), Trey Burke (Jazz), Jared Sullinger (Celtics), Mason Plumlee (Nets), Victor Oladipo (Magic), Steven Adams (Thunder), Kelly Olynyk (Celtics)

Team Hill: Damian Lillard (Blazers), Bradley Beal (Wizards), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Harrison Barnes (Warriors), Terrence Jones (Rockets), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), Jonas Valanciunas (Raptors), Dion Waiters (Cavaliers), Miles Plumlee (Suns)

Miles Plumlee was named as an injury replacement for Hawks center Pero Antic.

Lillard, who was selected as a reserve for the Western Conference All-Star team, will become the first player in history to compete in five events at All-Star Weekend.

The 2014 All-Star Weekend will run from Feb. 13-16 at the New Orleans Arena, which was officially renamed the Smoothie King Center this week. The Rising Stars Challenge will take place on Friday, Feb. 14, the Slam Dunk, Three-Point, Shooting Stars, and Skills contests will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15, and the 2014 All-Star Game is set for Sunday, Feb. 16.

9 comments
jacoblee23
jacoblee23

Why don't lebron or Durant participate in any of these competitions?!?!?

kenjiiperez
kenjiiperez

lebron james must join the SLAMDUNK CONTEST .. tsk3. :(


contejas1
contejas1

Why the hell isn't Korver in???????

jacoblee23
jacoblee23

Curry gonna destroy those noobs!¡!

BryanCustard
BryanCustard

a 3 pt shooting contest without Kyle Korver is not a 3 pt contest. Over 100 straight games with a 3, just sayin.

RandySwift
RandySwift

Why is JJ Redick never in the 3 pt contest?

Bucky182
Bucky182

@RandySwift He's a dime a dozen type player. He shoots around 39% from beyond the arc--which is quite good--but stars, guys like Steph Curry and Kevin Love, have made almost as many long balls as Redick has attempted all year. I can see the NBA's logic behind that.