Report: Klay Thompson to defend three-point contest title

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Zach LaVineAaron Gordon II? We won’t get that in the dunk contest.

But Stephen CurryKlay Thompson III? We might get that in the three-point contest.

Curry topped Thompson in the final round two years ago, and Thompson flipped the script last year. The Warriors’ Splash Brothers are halfway to another rematch.

 

Chris Haynes of ESPN:

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will defend his championship and compete in the NBA 3-Point Contest during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans on Feb. 18, league sources informed ESPN.

His backcourt teammate and 2015 long distance champ Stephen Curry received an invite from the league, but sources tell ESPN the two-time MVP is still mulling it over.

The Trail Blazers’ C.J. McCollum and Mavericks’ Wesley Matthews will also reportedly participate in the event.

 

Thompson could be the first player to win consecutive three-point contests since Jason Kapono in 2007 and 2008.

But, if he competes, Curry will be favored to win the event. He’s the best 3-point shooter ever, and he’s heating up at just the right time.