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Ridiculous Upside Announces Their Picks For G Leaguers To Compete In NBA All-Star Saturday Night Events

While the NBA G League isn’t holding any events during All-Star Weekend, Ridiculous Upside speculates about which G Leaguers would be best suited to compete in the Dunk Contest, 3-Point Shootout and Skills Competition

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For the first time since the 2006-07 season, the NBA G League aren’t holding any events during All-Star Weekend. While the lack of a G League All-Star Game itself isn’t surprising, as they didn’t have one last year, an absence of a dunk contest or three-point shootout is very disappointing. The biggest reason for disappointment comes from how there’s no longer an outlet for the league’s most athletic or best sharp-shooters to show their skills on such a major stage.

While the G League won’t be having any activities on All-Star Weekend, it doesn’t mean that we can’t book our ideal G League related events. After a lot of thought and time on the G League’s official YouTube account, we’ve made our picks on the G Leaguers that would make an ideal Dunk Contest and 3-Point Shootout.

In addition to that, we’ve also picked four front-court and four back-court players that would make up the G League’s version of the Skills Challenge. For the Skills Challenge, we tried to focus on players that were mobile players that can shoot the perimeter shot and also throw precise passes.

2019 NBA G League Slam Dunk Contest Participants

Devin Robinson - Capital City Go-Go/Washington Wizards (two-way) - 19.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game on 55% from field in 22 games with Capital City Go-Go

Justin Reyes - Salt Lake City Stars: 7.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game on 57% from the field

Deonte Burton - OKC Blue/OKC Thunder (two-way player): 17 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game on 46% from field in 22 games with the OKC Blue

Antonius Cleveland - Santa Cruz Warriors - 11 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game on 45% from the field

Troy Williams - Stockton Kings/Sacramento Kings (two-way): 18 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game on 44% from the field and 29% from 3 in 22 games with Stockton

2019 NBA G League Three Point Contest Participants

Cameron Reynolds - Stockton Kings: 42% from beyond the arc on 7 attempts per game

Duncan Robinson - Sioux Falls Skyforce: 48% from beyond the arc on 9.5 attempts per game

Jared Brownridge - Delaware Blue Coats: 40% from beyond the arc on 9.1 attempts per game

Mychal Mulder - Windy City Bulls: 39% from beyond the arc on 6.9 attempts per game

Michael Frazier - RGV Vipers: 40% from beyond the arc on 7.3 attempts per game

Tyler Harvey - Memphis Hustle: 43% from beyond the arc on 6.2 attempts per game

Keith Hornsby - Texas Legends: 52% from beyond the arc on 3.3 attempts per game

BJ Johnson - Lakeland Magic: 43% from beyond the arc on 4.2 attempts per game

G League Skills Challenge

Guards

Kalin Lucas - Grand Rapids Drive/Detroit Pistons (two-way): 21.4 points, 5.9 assists and 3.8 rebounds on 44% from field and 40% from 3 on 5.7 attempts per game.

Jaylen Barford - Greensboro Swarm - 20 points, 4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals on 47% from field and 37% from beyond the arc on 5.7 attempts per game

Troy Caupain - Lakeland Magic: 16.2 points,5.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game on 47% from field and 39% from beyond the arc on 4.8 attempts per game

Chris Chiozza - Capital City Go-Go - 13.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 1.7 steals on 43% from field and 41% from 3 on 4.1 attempts per game

Forwards/Centers

Terrence Jones - Erie BayHawks - 24.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.4 steals on 53% from field and 38% from 3 on 3.5 attempts per game

Raphiael Putney - Sioux Falls Skyforce - 16.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists on 45% from field and 31% from 3 on 6.1 attempts per game

Kaiser Gates - Windy City Bulls - 12.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists on 41% from field and 36% from 3 on 7 attempts per game

Yante Maten - Sioux Falls Skyforce - 26.4 points, 10 rebounds, 1.8 assists on 61% from field and 41% from 3 on 3.6 attempts per game