NBA Skills Challenge 2016: Full Participant List, Comments and Reaction

February 4th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

The field is set for the 2016 NBA Skills Challenge, which will take place in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13, during All-Star Weekend.

The NBA All-Star Twitter page gave fans a glimpse of the participants Thursday:

The Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins, the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green, the Portland Trail Blazers’ C. J. McCollum, the Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson, the Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas and the Houston Rockets’ Patrick Beverley will battle for the crown.

NBA Events' official site said the challengers will “compete for the title in a two-round timed ‘obstacle course’ consisting of a series of passes, free throws, layups and agility drills.”

Cousins and Davis may be superstars in the league, but Green is the name that immediately jumps out because of what he does for the defending champion Warriors. The versatile playmaker is the Robin to Stephen Curry’s Batman and is a triple-double threat every time he tak ...

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