What about the three-point contest?
“Most likely. I’ve done it three straight years and finally won one. Knowing I’ll be there already, I’ll probably suit up Saturday night and see if I can defend it. It’s a gym I’ve gotten a lot of shots up in growing up, with my dad playing up there for three years. So, it’ll be a pretty special spot to lace ‘em up and shoot some threes.”
Who is he going up against? Chris Bosh for one. Maybe.
Booker, the NBA’s youngest player at 19, is leading the rookie class with 41.7 percent 3-point shooting this season. He will be only the fourth rookie to compete in the 30-year-old contest, joining Stephen Curry (2010), Kyle Korver (2004) and Dennis Scott (1991).
There has been a push to get Boston’s Kelly Olynyk considered for the event (he is shooting 43 percent from three this season), but nothing is official.
The participants for all of the All-Star Saturday events will be announced later in the week.