Seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson was selected to participate in the 3-point shooting contest during All-Star Weekend. In other news, Mirza Teletovic, arguably the team's best 3-point shooter, was not selected.
Nets' All-Star Joe Johnson is in the three-point competition.— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) February 7, 2014
Johnson is averaging 2.0 made threes per game, shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc. For his career he has made 37.0 percent of his threes.
Meanwhile, Teletovic is averaging 2.0 threes made per game on a career-best 42.0 percent from beyond the arc. The second-year forward is averaging 39.2 percent from beyond the arc.
The rest of the competitors are as follows:
All-Star Weekend begins Friday, February 14 in New Orleans.
Johnson, who will be participating in his seventh All-Star Game, will be making his first appearance in the three-point contest.
The 13-year pro from Arkansas is shooting .389 (86-221) from behind the arc this season. Johnson made an NBA-season-high-tying 10 three-pointers Dec. 16 vs. Philadelphia and his 10 threes rank second on the Nets’ all-time single-game three-point field goals made list. Johnson is also one of two players this season to make eight or more three-pointers in a game on multiple occasions (Stephen Curry). Johnson is tied for ninth in Nets’ history in made three-pointers (234) and 11th among active NBA players (1,515).
Johnson will be the third Nets’ player to participate in the three-point contest, joining Anthony Morrow (2012) and Drazen Petrovic (1992).