Who is in the NBA 3-Point Contest? Tracking the rumors, confirmed participants for 2024 All-Star event

NBA All-Star Weekend is shaping up to be an exciting one. The game’s biggest stars are set to head to Indianapolis, where All-Star festivities will take place from Friday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 18.

One of the highlights of Saturday night’s festivities is the 3-Point Contest, an exhibition of the most talented shooters in the NBA. The tradition continues in 2024, as the field of eight 3-point shooters begins to take shape.

In 2023, Damian Lillard captured the 3-Point Contest that had eluded him for years. Making the moment even more special for Lillard was that he did so while wearing his college uniform with All-Star Weekend taking place less than 50 miles from Weber State, the place where he became an NBA prospect.

Will Lillard be back to defend his crown in 2024? Here’s what we know about who could be participating in this year’s 3-Point Contest.

MORE: Tracking rumored participants for the 2024 Slam Dunk Contest

NBA All-Star 3-Point Contest participants updates & rumors

Feb. 5

Cavaliers All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell plans to participate in the 3-Point Contest, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Mitchell, who participated in the 2021 3-Point Contest, is hitting 3.2 3-pointers per game at a 35.1 percent clip this season.

Feb. 5

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports a list of five players who have committed to the 3-Point Contest.

Malik Beasley, Jalen Brunson, Tyrese Haliburton, Damian Lillard and Lauri Markkanen have all committed to participate, per Charania.

Lillard, who is in his first season with the Bucks, will head to Indianapolis to defend his 3-Point Contest title from last year. Haliburton will look to capture the title in front of his home fans.

When is the NBA All-Star 3-Point Contest?

  • Date: Saturday, Feb. 17
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT

The NBA 3-Point Contest is the second of three events of All-Star Saturday Night, which begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 17.

All-Star Saturday Night will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.

2024 NBA All-Star schedule

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Friday, Feb. 16

  • Celebrity Game
  • NBA Rising Stars

Saturday, Feb. 17

  • HBCU Classic (Winston-Salem State vs. Virginia Union)
  • Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest

Sunday, Feb. 18

  • NBA All-Star Game

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