Defending champion James Jones of the Miami Heat will look for a second-consecutivet title in this year's Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, which will be held as part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night.
Standing in his way will be Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ryan Anderson of the Orlando Magic, Anthony Morrow of the New Jersey Nets, Mario Chalmers of the Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant. The Hawks' Joe Johnson was scheduled to compete but will miss the event due to an injury.
Jones is in his ninth season in the NBA and fourth with the Heat. He's a 40 percent three-point shooter during his career and 42 percent this season. Despite winning the contest last year, he's third on the Heat in three-point shooting percentage.
Kevin Durant isn't known for his three-point shooting ability but he can hold his own, averaging 37 percent this season and 36 percent over his career. This will be Durant's third-consecutive year as an NBA All-Star.
Kevin Love is another All-Star in this competition not necessarily known for his three-point prowess. The 37 percent lifetime shooter is making 35 percent of his three-pointers this season. It's his second-straight year as an NBA All-Star.
Ryan Anderson bring some serious three-point shooting into the competition. He's currently 16th in the NBA with a 44 percent shooting percentage from behind the arc, having made 97 on the year. He also leads the NBA in three-point attempts per game with 6.7. He's in his third year in the NBA.
Anthony Morrow is currently shooting 40 percent from behind the three-point line, good for 32nd in the NBA. Averaging five attempts a game, he's made 68 on the season. The third-year NBA player is out of Georgia Tech.
Finally, Mario Chalmers is not only out to prove he's the best three-point shooter here, he wants to prove he's the best on his team as well. He's currently fifth in the NBA, hitting 47 percent from downtown, second on the Heat to Mike Miller (52 percent), though Chalmers has taken far more three-point attempts (144 to 56).
The Foot Locker Three-Point Contest is scheduled to be the third event held during All-Star Saturday Night festivities, which begin 8 p.m. ET on TNT.