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.