NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo will team up with two of his brothers to compete in a revamped Skills Challenge at the NBA All-Star Saturday night.
The event is now a team format and the Milwaukee Bucks NBA Finals MVP will attend along with Thanasis, who also plays for the Bucks, and Alex of the NBA G League Raptors 905.
The NBA also announced the competitors for the slam dunk and 3-point contests to be held Feb. 19 in Cleveland.
Three teams will compete in the Skills Challenge, which combines shooting, passing and dribbling. All-star Darius Garland, rookie Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen will represent the host Cavaliers, while Detroit No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham, Toronto’s Scottie Barnes and Josh Giddey will be on the rookie squad.
The dunk contest champ is New York’s Obi Toppin, last season’s runner-up, along with Orlando guard Cole Anthony, Houston rookie Jalen Green and Golden State forward Juan Toscano-Anderson.
Stars Trae Young of Atlanta, Zach LaVine of Chicago, Karl-Anthony Towns of Minnesota and Fred VanVleet of Toronto are in the 3-point contest along with Patty Mills of Brooklyn, Desmond Bane of Memphis, Luke Kennard of the Clippers and CJ McCollum, that Portland agreed to trade with New Orleans on Tuesday.
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