NBA Skills Challenge 2013 participants: Tony Parker, Jeremy Lin among competitors

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Parker and Jeremy Lin are the two biggest names in the 2013 NBA Skills Challenge.

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker and the Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin highlight the list of six players who will participate in the NBA Skills Challenge at the 2013 All-Star weekend. The duo will be joined by Jrue Holiday of the Philadelphia 76ers, the Pistons' Brandon Knight, Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague, and Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard.

Parker has only improved since last year's run that saw him receive MVP consideration. He's averaging 20.3 points and 7.6 assists per game, and won last year's Skills Challenge.

Lin's first full season as a starting point guard will see him compete in front of a hometown crowd in Houston on Feb. 16.

Holiday has quietly had a huge season for the Philadelphia 76ers. He's averaging 19.3 points and 8.9 assists per game, and the four-year pro should be capable of showing well with his athleticism, passing ability and jump shot. Likewise, Teague and Knight fit in the same realm as scoring point guards who will be challenged with chasing Parker's speed.

Lillard, who is also participating in the Rising Stars competition, leads all rookies in scoring (18.4 per game) and assists (6.5 per game).

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