ORLANDO -- The field for the NBA's 3-point shooting contest has been set, and the Sixers' Jodie Meeks is not among the participants.
James Jones, of the Miami Heat, will defend his title against All-Stars Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks and Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ryan Anderson of the hometown Orlando Magic, Anthony Morrow of the New Jersey Nets, and Mario Chalmers of the Heat.
The players will compete in the two-round competition with the top three finishers from the first round advancing to the finals. Five shooting stations will be set up around the three-point line, with four Official Spalding NBA game balls worth one point each and one “money ball” worth two points at each location. Each player will have one minute to shoot as many balls as he can. In the final round, players will shoot in ascending order of first-round scores.
Meeks has made 58-of-134 from beyond the arc for 43.3 percent. That is a better percentage than everyone in the field by Chalmers.