Korver, Teague, Wilkins to compete in NBA All-Star events
ATLANTA -- Two Atlanta Hawks, and a living legend, will participate in ancillary events during the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Kyle Korver will participate in the 3-point contest, Jeff Teague will take part in the Skills Challenge and Dominique Wilkins will defend his crown in the Shooting Stars Competition.
In the midst of one of the greatest shooting seasons ever, Korver leads the NBA in field-goal percentage from beyond the arc with a 53.2 percent success rate on 3-pointers. He's second in the league (behind Portland shooting guard Wesley Matthews) with 149 made 3-pointers.
Matthews will also participate in the 3-point contest, as will Marco Belinelli, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, J.J. Redick and Klay Thompson
Teague ranks sixth in the NBA with 7.5 assists per game, and adds 17 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game.
Joining Teague in the Skills Challenge will be Jimmy Butler, Trey Burke, Michael Carter-Williams, Brandon Knight, Kyle Lowry, Isaiah Thomas and John Wall.
The Shooting Stars Competition pits a current NBA player with a current WNBA player and an NBA legend. Wilkins will, once again, team up with Chris Bosh and Swin Cash.
Wilkins' team will compete against three other squads. The other teams are: Stephen Curry, Dell Curry, and Sue Bird; Russell Westbrook, Anfernee Hardaway and Tamika Catchings; and Anthony Davis, Scottie Pippen and Elena Delle Donne.