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Gordon, Thompson and Porzingis prominence contestants for All-Star Saturday Night

At slightest Aaron Gordon won’t have to worry about losing a asperse foe to Zach LaVine this year during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night.

Last season, Orlando’s Gordon pulled off several fantastic dunks that in many years would have guaranteed him victory, usually to eventually remove to Minnesota’s LaVine, who finished a array of fantastic dunks to win a foe for a second year in a row.

But this year, LaVine will not be drifting on Saturday night, withdrawal Gordon a favorite to win a Verizon Slam Dunk, despite it with some engaging competition.

Clippers core DeAndre Jordan will competition opposite Gordon, looking to plea a required knowledge that large group generally onslaught to measure good in asperse contests. Also in a foe will be Pacers ensure Glenn Robinson III, who has had several prominence dunks this season, as good as Suns tiny brazen Derrick Jones Jr., who has a strong physique of dunking work accessible for perspective all over a internet. Jones might be a least-known member in this asperse contest, though he might yield a toughest plea to Gordon.

Verizon Slam Dunk field: DeAndre Jordan, Glenn Robinson III, Aaron Gordon, Derrick Jones, Jr.

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Klay Thompson is looking for back-to-back JBL 3-Point Contest titles.

The margin for a JBL 3-Point Contest is stocked with pointy shooters. Golden State’s Klay Thompson will lapse to urge his 2016 title, that he won opposite his teammate Stephen Curry. While Curry, who leads a joining in done 3-pointers this season, is not participating in this contest, several of a runners-up will be there. Houston’s Eric Gordon is second in a NBA in 3-pointers done (170), and knocking them down during a 38.6 percent clip. Kyle Lowryand Wesley Matthews are among a tip 10 in 3-pointers attempted, and Lowry, during 42.7 percent, has a best three-point sharpened commission in a contest. Portland’s C.J. McCollum has already pronounced he is participating in a foe given his partner has a exam and they can’t vacation together.

JBL 3-Point Contest field: Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, Kyle Lowry, Kemba Walker, Eric Gordon, Wesley Matthews, C.J. McCollum, Nick Young

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The Taco Bell Skills Competition has been reworked to underline guards opposite large men, pitting them in a exam of their speed, ball-handling and shooting. Last year, Minnesota core Karl-Anthony Towns won in a finals opposite Boston’s Isaiah Thomas, sparking a furious jubilee among a competing large men. While Thomas will lapse this season, several intriguing large group will make their debuts, including a tallest actor in a NBA, 7-foot-3 Knicks brazen Kristaps Porzingis, and Philadelphia’s multi-talented rookie Joel Embiid.

Taco Bell Skills Challenge field: Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Gordon Hayward, Isaiah Thomas, John Wall, Devin Booker, Kristaps Porzingis, Joel Embiid

 

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