New York Knicks forward Julius Randle will participate in the 3-point contest on Saturday in Salt Lake City, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. He will reportedly replace Anfernee Simons of the Portland Trail Blazers, who hurt his ankle on Tuesday against the Washington Wizards.
Randle is an All-Star, and he’s having a career season. He hasn’t missed a game, and he has scored even more efficiently than he did in 2020-21 when he made Second Team All-NBA. He’s a surprising choice for this particular competition, though, because he’s not shooting particularly well from 3-point range.