The NBA is all about changes this year in the All-Star Game and Weekend festivities. They changed the format to the game itself, but now we’ll see a bit of a new look in the 3-Point Contest.
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.
They’ve essentially implemented a Stephen Curry-range 3-pointer that is worth more points. This will be particularly interesting with a shooter like Trae Young, who we’ve seen hit shots from that range this week. We’ll also get more shots and more time on the clock, which is always a plus.