NBA All-Star Skills Challenge, Shooting Stars fields announced
The fields for the 2015 NBA All-Star Skills Challenge and Shooting Stars competition were announced Thursday night.
The Skills Challenge will feature the following players:
Trey Burke, Utah Jazz
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers
Brandon Knight, Milwaukee Bucks
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors
Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks
Isaiah Thomas, Phoenix Suns
John Wall, Washington Wizards
This year's Skills Challenge will be in tournament bracket format, and the first round will be Wall against Thomas, Carter-Williams against Teague, Burke against Knight and Butler against Lowry. Last year, the event was won by the team of Trey Burke and Damian Lillard.
The Shooting Stars competition is features four teams composed of one current NBA player, one current WNBA player and an NBA legend. This year will bring back the two-time defending championship team of Chris Bosh, Dominique Wilkins and Swin Cash. Other teams will be Anthony Davis, Scottie Pippen and Elena Delle Donne; Stephen Curry, his dad, Dell Curry, and Sue Bird; and Russell Westbrook, Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway and Tamika Catchings.
- Molly Geary