The 2022 NBA All-Star Game will hold its festivities the weekend of Feb. 18-20 in Cleveland, Ohio. The 3-point shootout will take place on Saturday night along with the Dunk Contest and Skills Challenge.
Last year, Stephen Curry took home his second 3-point contest title and we should expect him to defend said title in 2022. Curry beat out Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Zach LaVine, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in 2021. All participants were competing in some form of event or in the All-Star Game, so this time around we should see the top 3-point shooters in 21-22 get a shot at Curry.
Here we’re going to be tracking the latest news and rumors pertaining to who will participate in the 3-point contest in 2022.
3-point contest participants
Feb. 8 — The NBA announced the full list of participants for the 2022 3-point contest. Here’s who we got. Desmond Bane, CJ McCollum, FVV, Trae Young, Patty Mills, Luke Kennard, Zach LaVine and Karl-Anthony Towns. So Stephen Curry won’t defend his title from 2021. FVV and Young were already reported as being participants. KAT is an interesting member of this group being the lone big man. We’ll be on the lookout for odds on DraftKings Sportsbook for this event.
Here’s a look at the 3PT percentages for each player so far this season (as of Feb. 8):
Luke Kennard — 42.8 percent
Patty Mills — 42.5 percent
Desmond Bane — 41.4 percent
Karl-Anthony Towns — 40.6 percent
Zach LaVine — 40.1 percent
Fred VanVleet — 39.6 percent
CJ McCollum — 38.4 percent
Trae Young — 37.2 percent
The MTN DEW 3-Point Contest participants ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/QkA0B0idAX— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) February 9, 2022
Feb. 6 — Toronto Raptors G Fred VanVleet is the first player to commit to competing in the 3-point contest in 2022, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
There were some reports before the All-Stars were announced that Atlanta Hawks PG Trae Young will also compete in the event. He has yet to come out and officially confirm that news. For now, we can assume both Young and FVV are in the contest, as well as Stephen Curry, the defending champion and All-Star starter.