NBA 3-Point Contest Preview: Field of Participants, Start Time, TV, and Poll

I competed in a three-point contest in middle school, and I can tell you one thing: it’s not easy.

It’s one thing to catch a ball in rhythm in a game and knock down an open 3, but to shoot that shot over and over, awkwardly picking a ball up off a rack, is a little different. Like a game, it’s all about getting into a rhythm and relying on the muscle memory for all 25 shots.

That being said, the guys that are in the NBA 3-point shoot-out are a little bit better of shooters than I was when I was 13.

This year’s field is an interesting mix of veterans and young guys, and not all of them are your prototypical swing-man knock down shooters.

Here’s a little bit more on the information for tonight’s contest and some information on the guys in the field:

2012 Three-Point Contest Info

2012 3-Point Contest Field of Particiapnts

As I lamented earlier this week in a post, the fields for the 3-Point Contest and Dunk Contest could be much more compelling. I presented my ideal field for both the 3-point contest and the slam dunk contest. (You can also read Jerod’s preview of the dunk contest, with some pretty sweet video too.)

Here is the field for this year’s 3-point contest, which is not an ideal list of participants, but still intriguing nonetheless.

Ryan Anderson

  • Orlando Magic
  • Power forward
  • 6-10, 23 years old
  • 2008 1st-round draft pick out of Cal
  • 99 of 228 from 3 for the season (43.4%)
  • 39.2% from 3 for career
  • First appearance

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Mario Chalmers

  • Miami Heat
  • Point guard
  • 6-2, 25 years old
  • 2008 2nd-round pick out of Kansas
  • 68 of 149 from 3 this season (45.6%)
  • 36.7% career from 3
  • First appearance

James Jones

  • Miami Heat
  • Small forward
  • 6-8, 31 years old
  • 2003 2nd-round pick out of Miami (FL)
  • 21 of 50 from 3 this season (42.0%)
  • 40.3% career from 3
  • Second appearance, defending champion
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James Jones, the defending champ

Anthony Morrow

  • New Jersey Nets
  • Shooting guard
  • 6-5, 26 years old
  • Undrafted out of Georgia Tech
  • 63 of 169 from 3 this season (40.2%)
  • 43.9% career from 3
  • First appearance

Kevin Love

  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Power forward
  • 6-10, 23 years old
  • 2008 1st-round pick out of UCLA
  • 49 of 141 from 3 this season (34.8%)
  • 36.5% career from 3
  • First appearance

Kevin Durant

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Small forward
  • 6-9, 23 years old
  • 2007 1st-round pick out of Texas
  • 58 of 159 from 3 this season (36.5%)
  • 35.8% career from 3
  • Second appearance (2011)
  • Replaces injured Joe Johnson (Atlanta)

There’s not a lot of three-point contest experience in this year’s field, but that’s not to say these aren’t knock down shooters. My pick is the hometown favorite, Ryan Anderson.

Who do you got?

Who do you think will win tonight's 3-Point Shootout?

  • Ryan Anderson (15%, 3 Votes)
  • Kevin Durant (20%, 4 Votes)
  • James Jones (25%, 5 Votes)
  • Kevin Love (20%, 4 Votes)
  • Mario Chalmers (10%, 2 Votes)
  • Anthony Morrow (10%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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About Chris Callaway

Chris lives and works in La Crosse, Wisconsin, working primarily on-air while doing some writing as well. He is a part-owner of the Green Bay Packers, a Milwaukee Brewers die-hard, learning hockey while supporting the Minnesota Wild, and is also a fan of the Wisconsin Badgers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Follow him on twitter @ccallaway33.

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