Nick Young Participating in All-Star Three-Point Contest
The NBA’s three-point contest this year just got a whole lot swaggier.
Lakers guard Nick Young is one of the players competing in the shootout after the league announced the participants for the event on Thursday.
It will be Young’s first time participating in the annual tree-point contest. Young will be competing against defending champion Klay Thompson, as well as Kyle Lowry, Kyrie Irving, Wesley Matthews, Kemba Walker, C.J. McCollum and Eric Gordon.
Left off the list of participants is the other half of the Splash Brothers, Steph Curry. The reigning MVP won the three-point contest in 2015, before getting dethroned by Thompson last year.
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Young is averaging 13.9 points, while shooting 42 percent from deep, this season.
The participants of the Skills Challenge and Slam Dunk Contest were also announced on Thursday.
Aaron Gordon, Glen Robinson III, DeAndre Jordan and Derrick Jones Jr. will compete in the dunk contest. Maybe next year we’ll get to see Larry Nance Jr. in the dunk contest
Joining the Skills Challenge are Devin Booker, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, Gordon Hayward, Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid and Kristaps Porzingis.
Other Lakers participating in the many events at All-Star Weekend include D’Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram, who were selected to play in the NBA’s Rising Stars Challenge.