The Warriors will be represented at All-Star Weekend. Stephen Curry will defend his title in the Skills Challenge on All-Star Saturday.
Golden State was close to being shut out. Guard Monta Ellis was not named a reserve. Neither of the Warriors top-notch shooters — Brandon Rush (who leads the NBA in 3-point percentage), Klay Thompson and Curry — were selected for the 3-point shootout. Warriors undrafted rookie Chris Wright, who has incredible hops, was not invited to participate in the dunk contest.
And both Thompson and Ekpe Udoh were left out of the Rookie-Sophomore game — even though the NBA reportedly added two players to the Rookie-Sophomore game on Thursday (New York’s Jeremy Lin and Miami’s Norris Cole).
Lin was selected to participate in the skills challenge. So if Curry loses to Lin in the challenge, will that start the Curry-for-Lin trade rumors?