NBA All Star Saturday Night Bold Predictions (Who Wins the Skills Challenge, 3-Point, and Slam Dunk Contest?)

Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green.
Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green. / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

The sports world’s best All-Star celebration is about to go down as NBA All-Star Saturday Night takes place. This night is all about the glitz and glamor, with the Skills Challenge, Three-point shooting contest and the Slam Dunk Contest taking center stage. 

This is one of the best nights in sports, and each event has a great lineup to provide drama and intrigue. While the All-Star Game is important, All-Star Saturday Night is what sells the tickets. 

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Let’s take a look at who to keep an eye out for on Saturday:

Who Will Win The Skills Challenge?

  • Team Rookies
  • Team Cavs
  • Team Antetokounmpo

PICK: Team Rookies

The NBA changed the format of the Skills Challenge to include teams. The Rooks – which features Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham and Josh Giddey – have players that do a lot of playmaking for their teams and have shown the ability to move and look comfortable from anywhere on the court. 

Although the Cavs will have the hometown crowd behind them, Cunningham and Giddey will be able to maneuver better than some of the other bigs in the contest. 

Who Will Win the Three-Point Contest?

  • Fred VanVleet
  • Desmond Bane
  • Karl-Anthony Towns
  • Zach LaVine
  • Luke Kennard
  • C.J. McCollum
  • Patty Mills
  • Trae Young

PICK: Trae Young

With the addition of the “Dew Zone” ball, shooting from deep is more important than ever. Nobody in this tournament has the range like Young. He will be able to capitalize on from the deep zones and keep himself in the race, even if he starts slow. Young will have competition with VanVleet and Luke Kennard, but he’s shown time and time again that he doesn’t care about pressure. 

Who Will Win the Dunk Contest?

  • Jalen Green
  • Cole Anthony
  • Obi Toppin
  • Juan Toscano-Anderson

PICK: Jalen Green

Green’s rookie season hasn’t gone great, but the one thing we know about him is that he’s bouncy. Green has had a few moments this season where he made some jaws drop. The key for Green will be to make his dunks on the first try. His vertical and finishing power alone can take the air out of the arena, but the shock factor will make him untouchable. 

He’ll have some competition with Obi Toppin and Cole Anthony, but Green has more bunnies than both of them. Let’s just see if he can be efficient.