Damian Lillard will participate in the NBA All-Star Weekend 3-Point shooting contest, but backcourt mate Anfernee Simons has not been invited to the Slam Dunk competition. The lists of participants was produced today by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Your 3-Point Contest participants... pic.twitter.com/XB7gO0IoTB— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 4, 2020
Your Slam Dunk Participants... pic.twitter.com/SFkN4qxMWX— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 4, 2020
Tim Reynolds of the AP is reporting that the three-point contest will incorporate rule changes that may favor deep shooters like Lillard.
The NBA is changing the format of the 3-point contest at All-Star weekend, AP is told.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) February 4, 2020
The new twist: two new shots from 6 feet behind the 3-point line and they'll be worth three points each. Rounds will now be 27 shots instead of 25, taking 70 seconds instead of 60.