DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis to be big men in All-Star Skills compeition

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You remember the All-Star Saturday skills competition, one of the better things on Saturday while we wait around for Zach LaVine to own the Dunk Contest. It’s a handful of guards dribbling around cutout defenders, passing to targets, and making a few shots.

This year, they are going to let the big men come and play.

A few reports have some bigs joining the event, and DeMarcus Cousins all but confirmed it.

This should liven things up; Anthony Davis and Draymond Green are skilled, plus there are other bigs in that mold. I like the idea, although it raises an interesting question. You can’t expect Cousins to be as fast dribbling end-to-end as John Wall or even Chris Paul, so are they going to modify the competition for bigs?

The good news out of All-Star Saturday is twofold: First, no more Shooting Stars competition (the one with WNBA stars and NBA alumni shooting from half court, the one Chris Bosh‘s team always won). Second, no Sting.