Saturday, May 23, 2015

Meeks wants in for 3-point contest

The NBA has not announced who the contestants will be in the three-point contest, but Sixers guard Jodie Meeks has his hand raised, if they’re looking for people.

Meeks wants in for 3-point contest

Sixers guard Jodie Meeks has made 58-of-134 from beyond the arc for 43.3 percent. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Sixers guard Jodie Meeks has made 58-of-134 from beyond the arc for 43.3 percent. (Matt Slocum/AP)

The NBA has not announced who the contestants will be in the three-point contest, but Sixers guard Jodie Meeks has his hand raised, if they’re looking for people.

“I’ve never really practiced (shooting) off the rack, so I’d have to practice that,” he said. “I’m used to watching them go in. It’s a little different.”

In the shooting contest the better shooters are picking up their next ball off the rack before the previous shot’s result is determined. Meeks is sort of a set-shot type shooter, so he would seem to have the form to do well in the contest. This season Meeks has made 58-of-134 from beyond the arc for 43.3 percent.

“I’ve never done one,” he said. “I’d be glad to be in it if they picked me. For sure, I wouldn’t think twice about it (as opposed to having a couple of days off). I would definitely be honored to come back here to Orlando to be in it.”

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