John Wall, Kyle Lowry highlight lineup for All-Star weekend’s Skills Challenge


In the past, the Skills Challenge event that takes place on All-Star Saturday night had players going through the course one at a time, with those who completed it the fastest advancing to the later rounds.

This year, the format has changed slightly — not only will we have two players running the course at the same time, but there’s a bracket system in place, as well as a three-point shot at the end of the course that should make things extremely interesting.

The list of participants is as follows:

Participant, Team                                                              Pos.        Ht.      Wt.

Trey Burke, Utah Jazz                                                        G             6-1      185

Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls                                             G/F         6-7      220

Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers                 G             6-6      190

Brandon Knight, Milwaukee Bucks                                 G             6-3      189

Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors                                           G             6-0      205

Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks                                             G             6-2      181

Isaiah Thomas, Phoenix Suns                                          G             5-9      185

John Wall, Washington Wizards                                       G             6-4      195

And here’s the bracket of the how the matchups will shake out:


Last season featured a team format, where Trey Burke and Damian Lillard took home the title for the West.