Defending champion Belinelli has his work cut out…
The NBA All-Star Weekend 2015 will see one of the most competitive 3-point contests in recent years as the Splash Bros headline the eight-man field.
Davis out of All-Star Game: Pelicans star out with shoulder injury.
Korver replaces injured Wade: D-Wade suffers hamstring strain.
Lillard disrespected by All-Star snub: Injury to Griffin later sees him selected.
San Antonio Spurs star Marco Belinelli returns to defend his crown, but the Italian sharp-shooter will have a real task on his hands to beat out the competition.
The format of the contest essentially sees some of the best 3-point shooters that the NBA has to offer shoot from beyond the arc against the clock, with a special rack of ‘money balls’ that offer them bonus points placed in their preferred position around the arc.
While many will back either Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, and rightly so given their ability from range, Atlanta Hawks star Kyle Korver is on course for a record-breaking efficient shooting season and so it is difficult to bet against him.
Given the standard of shooters in the contest, the pressure will certainly be on and here are the eight stars set to participate in order of my prediction of who will win the competition:
8. JJ Redick – Los Angeles Clippers
Highly capable but not accurate enough to compete with the rest.
3FGA (3-point field goals attempted) – 264
3FGM (3-point field goals made) – 114
3FG% (3-point field goal percentage) – 43.2%