Anthony Davis confirms he will compete in All-Star Saturday Skills Competition

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We knew that big men were coming to the All-Star Saturday skills competition, DeMarcus Cousins confirmed he was participating. Reports had Anthony Davis joining him.

This weekend, Davis confirmed he is participating, too. Via John Reid of the New Orleans Times Picayune.

Anthony Davis confirmed on Saturday night that he is going to participate in the skills challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend next month in Toronto.

Davis will join Sacramento Kings’ center DeMarcus Cousins, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie center Karl Anthony-Towns and Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who are all expected to compete in the event.

Traditionally the skills competition was for guards, past winners include Damian Lillard (twice), Stephen Curry, Steve Nash (twice), Derrick Rose, Tony Parker. In an effort to breathe new life into the event, there will be skilled big men in the mix.

Davis also will play in the All-Star Game, Sunday, Feb. 14, he was picked as a reserve by the coaches.