The NBA Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend has needed some retooling, and this year the league is giving it to us. In addition to your fast-dribbling point guards and wing players, the NBA is adding big men — like, multiple 7-foot big men — at the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend.
This season is different, with both Porzingis and Embiid clocking in above 7 feet tall. Both Davis and Cousins are measured at 6-foot-11, as Davis apparently grew another inch over the offseason.
Coupled with the little dudes — Thomas and Wall in particular — and you’ve got a pretty good recipe. It was fun to see Towns win last season, perhaps we’ll see the same again this year.