The 34th MTN DEW 3-Point Contest, part of the All-Saturday festivities at United Center in Chicago, is headlined by defending champion Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets) and two All-Stars in Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) and Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks).
The other five participants include - Buddy Hield (Sacramento Kings), Davis Bertans (Washington Wizards), Devonte' Graham (Charlotte Hornets), Duncan Robinson (Miami Heat), and Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls).
All-Star Saturday Night will take place from 8:00 PM onwards on Saturday, Feb. 15. This year's 3-point contest is slightly different.
For the first time ever, the 3-point contest will feature two additional shots from the "MTN DEW Zone" - two locations positioned equidistant between the traditional racks at the top of the 3-point arc and the adjacent "wing" rack.
Each of the ball pedestals in the "MTN DEW Zone" is located 6 feet behind the traditional 3-point line and will hold a green ball, which counts for three points.
With the addition of those two balls, the total number of balls in a round increases to 27 from 25 while the total time in each round increase to 70 seconds from 60.
👀 the #MtnDew3PT field at #NBAAllStar 2020 in action! pic.twitter.com/V8cFfXmYeS- 2020 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 5, 2020
If LaVine were to win the competition, he would be the third time a Bulls player would win after Craig Hodges (3x - 1990, 1991, 1992) and Steve Kerr (1997).