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OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 04: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during their preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers at ORACLE Arena on October 4, 2016 in Oakland, California.

NBA Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point, Skils Challenge Participants Announced

The NBA has announced the list of contestants for the 2018 3-Point Challenge, Skills Challenge and Slam Dunk Contest.

NBA All-Star Game Eve Slam Dunk Contest Participants list

The three events are set to be held Feb. 17 in Los Angeles, the night before the All-Star Game at Staples Center. Among those participating will be Klay Thompson, Joel Embiid and Paul George.  New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis is among the young players competing in the Skills challenge.

Here are the full rosters for each competition:

Skills Competition

Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers

Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets

Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets

Al Horford, Boston Celtics

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks

Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz

Lauri Markkanen, Chicago Bulls

Three-Point Contest

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors

Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards

Wayne Ellington, Miami Heat

Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors

Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets

Tobias Harris, Los Angeles Clippers

           

Dunk Contest

Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers

Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic

Larry Nance Jr., Los Angeles Lakers

Dennis Smith Jr., Dallas Mavericks

Thompson won the 3-point contest in 2016. The reigning NBA champion Warriors have generally outscored their opponents in 3s, so he could win again this year. Thompson is hitting a career-high 45.4 percent from deep this season. However, Eric Gordon is the defending champion.

OAKLAND, CA – OCTOBER 04: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during their preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers at ORACLE Arena on October 4, 2016 in Oakland, California.

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