NBA All-Star Saturday Night Tracker: Field For Dunk Contest, 3-Point Shootout, Skills Challenge


The participants for All-Star Saturday Night are now set with the league announcing the contestants for the slam dunk contest, three-point shootout and skills challenge. Dwight Howard returns to the dunk contest for the first time since 2009 and Aaron Gordon will look to claim his first slam dunk title after finishing as a runner-up to Zach LaVine in 2016 and again falling short in the 2017 contest. 

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Portland's Damian Lillard will perform musically during Saturday night events in Chicago, providing a unique wrinkle to the evening.

Here's a full list of participants for each event:

Dunk Contest:

  • Dwight Howard (Lakers)
  • Aaron Gordon (Magic)
  • Pat Connaughton (Bucks)
  • Derrick Jones Jr. (Heat)

Three-Point Shootout

  • Davis Bertans (Wizards)
  • Devonte' Graham (Hornets)
  • Joe Harris (Nets)
  • Buddy Hield (Kings)
  • Zach LaVine (Bulls)
  • Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers) — Inactive due to Injury
  • Duncan Robinson (Heat)
  • Trae Young (Hawks)
  • Devin Booker (Suns) — Injury replacement

Skills Competition:

  • Patrick Beverley (Clippers)
  • Jayson Tatum (Celtics)
  • Spencer Dinwiddie (Nets)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder) — Replaced Derrick Rose (Pistons)
  • Domantas Sabonis (Pacers)
  • Bam Adebayo (Heat)
  • Khris Middleton (Bucks)
  • Pascal Siakam (Raptors)

The All-Star draft will then take place on Feb. 6, with LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo drafting the starters and then the reserves. 

All-Star Weekend takes place between Feb. 14-16 in Chicago. Friday will feature the Rising Stars game with tipoff set for 9 p.m. ET. All-Star Saturday Night begins at 8 p.m. ET. Sunday's All-Star game starts at 8 p.m. ET.