[Introduction] News on February 6, Today, the NBA officially announced the list of the All-Star Skills Challenge for this season.
The exceptions are all guards, including the defending champion Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz, John Wall of the Washington Wizards, Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls, Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors, and Jeffrey of the Atlanta Hawks.
– Teague, Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers, Isaiah Thomas of the Phoenix Suns and Brandon Knight of the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Last year, in the NBA Reform Skills Challenge, two players cooperated in the competition. In the end, Burke and Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard won the championship together.
Ke will strive to defend his title.
This season, the sophomore has averaged 13 points and 4.8 assists in 48 games for the Jazz, including 41 starts.
Wall, Lowry, Teague, McAway and Knight are all the team’s leading point guards, and they are also the team’s assist leader.
Wall averaged 17.5 points and a league-high 10.2 assists per game this season, plus 2 steals for fifth in the league.
Lowry averaged 18.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game, ranking tenth in the league in assists.
Wall and Lowry also swept the All-Star Eastern Conference starting guard two seats.
Teague averaged 7.5 assists per game, the sixth highest in the league, plus 17 points and 1.7 steals. He is the “most powerful brain” of the Eastern Eagles.
McAway continued his all-round performance, averaging 15 points, 6.2 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.5 steals per game this season, and has scored “triple-doubles” three times.
Knight averaged 17.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game this season, leading the Bucks in scoring, assists and steals.
Another small man, Isaiah Thomas, is the backup point guard for the Suns. He averaged 15.4 points and
With 3.6 assists, he is the most powerful “bench bandit” on the team.
The only non-point guard player on the list of skill games is Jimmy Butler of the Bulls. He averaged 20.6 points, 6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game this season.
This All-Star Skills Challenge, no matter in terms of size or age, can be regarded as “Home Alone”.
Burke is 23 years old, 1.85 meters tall, and has 2 years of ball experience; Wall is 25 years old, 1.93 meters tall, and has 5 years of ball experience; Butler is 26 years old, 2.01 meters tall, and has 4 years of ball experience. He is one of the eight players.
The only player taller than 2 meters; the oldest Lowry is 29 years old, 1.83 meters tall, 9 years of ball experience; Teague is 27 years old, 1.88 meters tall, 7 years of ball experience; McAway is 24 years old
, 1.98 meters tall, 2 years of ball experience; Knight is 24 years old, 1.91 meters tall, 4 years of ball experience; Thomas Jr. is 26 years old, 1.75 meters tall, 4 years of ball experience.
The average age of these eight people is 25.5 years old, the average height is 1.89 meters, and the average playing age is only 4.6 years.
This year’s Skills Challenge will be held on February 15th at the Barclays Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets. There will be a slight change in the rules of this event. The game will be changed to 3 rounds. Eight players will be divided into four groups for two
In the two duels, the winner will advance to the next round, and the loser will be eliminated directly.
The grouping situation in the first round is: Burke VS Knight, Wall VS Thomas Jr., Lowry VS Butler, Teague VS McAway.