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    NBA announces All-Star Three-Point Shootout lineup | ProBasketballTalk

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    The NBA has just announced the lineup for this year’s 3-point shooting contest at All-Star Weekend in Orlando. It is part of the Saturday night events Feb. 25 (along with the Dunk Contest and the tedious Skills Contest). Here are your contestants:

    James Jones: The defending champion. Jones has seen his minutes go way down this season thanks to the Heat’s signing of Shane Battier and Mike Miller getting healthy again, but the 3-point specialist will get the chance to defend his title.

    Kevin Love: Last season, Love had one of the best rebounding/3-point shooting seasons of all time, averaging 15 rebounds per game while shooting 41.7% from beyond the arc. This season, Love is shooting 36% from deep while making 1.6 threes per game.

    Anthony Morrow: Morrow has been considered one of, if not the best, spot-up three-point shooter in the league since his rookie season with the Golden State Warriors. This season, the undrafted Georgia Tech product is shooting 42% from beyond the arc while making 2.2 threes per game for the Nets, and is nearly automatic when given an open three-point look. Morrow isn’t the biggest name on this list, but he’s a good bet to win the contest.

    Joe Johnson: The do-it all Atlanta swingman is currently making 1.8 threes per game while shooting 35.6% from deep. Johnson hasn’t been one of the best three-point shooters in the league this season, but he’s a big name.

    Mario Chalmers: Miami’s mercurial point guard has been doing an exemplary job of stretching the floor for the “big three” this season, making 2.0 threes per game while shooting a blistering 46.3% from deep. Chalmers may be a good sleeper pick, but he also might find a way to foul the other contestants while they’re taking their shots.

    Ryan Anderson: Once upon a time, Anderson was considered a throw-in in a trade that sent Courtney Lee to the Nets and Vince Carter to the Magic. This year, he’s leading the NBA with 2.9 threes made per game while shooting 42.1% from deep, and making teams pay dearly every time they try to double down on Dwight Howard. He’ll also enjoy a home-court advantage, as this year’s All-Star weekend will take place in Orlando.

    There’s your lineup. My money is on Morrow and his silky-smooth stroke, but I’m also disappointed that Ray Allen, who leads the NBA in career three-pointers made and is shooting a career-high 49.5% from deep this year, won’t be making an appearance. Anyways, it should be a good shootout down in Orlando.

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    Default Re: Three-Point Shootout Lineup Announced...

    Jones has made four 3's and shot 25% from downtown since Jan 7th!

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    Joe Johnson? Are you ****ing kidding me?

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    Wow what horrible list

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    Jones has made four 3's and shot 25% from downtown since Jan 7th!
    He won last year. He's got an automatic invitation.
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    Morrow wins. Then traded to the Pacers.

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    Ryan Anderson celebrated his entry by dropping 4 in the first quarter tonight. A Lou Williams 3 at the end of the quarter saved the 76ers from getting outscored by Anderson himself.

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    He won last year. He's got an automatic invitation.
    I understand he won last year but that's about as big of a non-factor as you can be heading into All-Star weekend.

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    Who decides this list? What a snooze-fest.

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    Dunk Contest?

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    How many competitors did they have back in the day? All-star weekend used to be a blast when there were like 3-4 rounds in the 3pt contest and dunk contest with 8+ competitors in each.

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    well thats underwhelming

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    no Ray Allen is hilarious
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    no Ray Allen is hilarious
    I'm sure he said no.

    Not a lot of incentive for him to go.
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    I'm sure he said no.

    Not a lot of incentive for him to go.
    That's a big thing to remember here. This season especially I think more people will want the 4 days off than any other.

    If you look at the contestants, Love and Johnson are there no matter what, Anderson plays in Orlando, it's a short trip for Jones and Chalmers, and Morrow desperately wants in this contest. Probably a bigger factor than you think.

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    I can't knock any of the guys selected even though PG has been having a nice year from behind the arc I think it was a pretty good selection.

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    Brandon Rush leads the NBA in 3 pts fg%...

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    Brandon Rush leads the NBA in 3 pts fg%...
    And Love is 63rd in the league and Johnson 65th!

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    Once again they show why the entire all-star weekend is a joke.

    Does Joe Johnson have pictures of Stern with a sheep or something, he should not be in the game or the 3pt.


    Kevin Love in the 3pt contest, makes me want to stump somebody's face.

    28 players have hit more 3's, over 60 players are shooting a higher %. Paul & Danny both have, hit more, at a high % than Love has.

    A team shouldn't have 2 guys in a contest that only has 6 participants.
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    I don't like Brandon Rush and even I think this was a hose job.


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    Kevin Love in the 3pt contest, makes me want to stump somebody's face.

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    I am an avid fan, but the NBA is a joke. Terrible refs, big market mania, inconsistent everything, bad product from over scheduling, the 3pt contest... I mean, who picked these guys? A drunk bum they blindfolded and handed darts to?

    Edit: How does the NBA plan to announce these guys? "Next up, from the Timberwolves, a power forward who is 63rd in the league in 3pt shooting, Kevin Looooooooooooovvvveeeee!!!!!!"
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    A better contest would have Murphy instead of Love, Rush instead of Johnson, still include Jones, and then whoever else would be willing to participate. My guess is that one of the three former Pacers would win, regardless of who else would be willing to participate.

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    Both Kevin Love and Joe Johnson are in it because they have to be there that weekend anyway.

    I don't think you realize how much the one weekend during the season where the players don't have to play, watch, or think about basketball means to them.

    They would have welcomed somebody like Ray Allen with open arms. But why would he want to? The prize money is (comparitively) so miniscule. He doesn't want or need additional exposure. It's not worth it.

    Plus, nobody gives a **** about the three point contest. If the article didn't mention that James Jones won last year, would you have known it? I wouldn't. Anybody know who won the year before? Jason Kapono maybe? I don't know.
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    What about the HORSE and 2Ball lineups!?

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