The NBA All-Star Weekend is full of multiple great events that are well worth your time.
But most people can agree that few are as fun as the league’s three-point contest.
For years now, the three-point competition has been a chance for young and experienced players to prove they have a masterful shot that has to be seen to be believed.
This year, the lineup of players is better than it has been in some time.
So, who will win the title of the best three-point shooter in the league?
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The betting markets have a good idea of who will be the three-point champion.
However, the competition is going to be tight.
Right now, Buddy Hield of the Indiana Pacers has the best odds of winning the competition, sitting at +400.
Behind him is Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers (+475), Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics (+550), and Kevin Huerter of the Sacramento Kings (+625).
The other players on the list are Lauri Markkanen, Tyrese Haliburton, Tyler Herro, and Julius Randle.
Hield certainly has shown that he’s one of the best three-pointer pros in the league.
His current three-point percentage is 42.6%, while Lillard is sinking 37.2%, and Tatum is connecting with 35.7% of his threes.
But just because Hield has the best stats doesn’t mean he has this in the bag.
If Lillard were to win the contest, it would show that he still has one of the hottest hands in the NBA even after a decade of playing.
And if Tatum does it, it’ll prove that he really is a frontrunner for MVP and part of the league’s future.
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