Check out the lineup of participants: James Jones, last year’s champion, of the Miami Heat. Joe Johnson, habitual All-Star of the Atlanta Hawks. Kevin Love, a tough rebounding big man that can also hit buckets of treys. Ryan Anderson, knockout hometown shooter for the Orlando Magic, plus Mario Chalmers and Anthony Morrow (Heat and New Jersey Nets, respectively). This is a pretty decent lineup for the shootout.
It’s officially a line-up of big men, for the most part.
But if you notice, No Brandon Rush, who leads the NBA in 3-point percentage. No Mike Miller, no Klay Thompson, and no Ray Allen even. As Trey Kerby of The Basketball Jones pointed out, Chalmers is the only guy in the top 20 of 3-point percentage to make the cut.