NBA Three-Point Contest to have new rule this year

February 25, 2012; Orlando FL, USA; James Jones of the Miami Heat shoots while LeBron James of the Miami Heat (far left) and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic (second left) Andre Iguodala of the Philadelphia 76ers (center) look on during the 2012 NBA All-Star Three-Point Contest at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Foot Locker Three-Point Contest will have an interesting new wrinkle this year.

As explained in the official release:

New to this year’s contest, each player will also be able to switch one of the five shooting locations to a full rack of five “money balls,” each of which will be worth two points. This innovative element was first implemented in the 2009 NBA Development League All-Star Three-Point competition as part of D-League Dream Factory presented by Boost Mobile.

It will be interesting to see how each of the participants handles the new rule. Is it wise to position the money-ball rack so one shoots from it earlier in the round before fatigue sets in? Or is it better to save the money-ball rack until the end of the round in hopes of one being in a shooting groove by the time it’s reached? Decisions, decisions.

You can check out the roster and the odds for the Three-Point Contest here.



Topics: All-Star Weekend, Three Point Contest

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