J.J. Redick was kept out of the Three-Point Shootout for the seventh time in as many seasons, as the veteran Orlando Magic guard was not among the three Eastern Conference players selected for the six-man field at 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend.
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George, and New York Knicks power forward Steve Novak will represent the East in the 2013 Three-Point Shootout in Houston, where they'll match up against New Orleans Hornets power forward Ryan Anderson, San Antonio Spurs power forward Matt Bonner, and Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry. The NBA announced the 2013 field in a telecast Thursday prior to TNT's coverage of the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Boston Celtics.
Redick is making 2.5 three-pointers per game and shooting 39.9 percent from deep in 2012/13. His volume of made threes tops that of the three competitors the NBA chose, but his accuracy lags behind that of Novak (44.4 percent) and Irving (42.9 percent) and only just ahead of George's (38.7 percent). You can find a comparison of Redick with those three players at basketball-reference.
Redick was not invited to compete in the 2012 Shootout, which Orlando hosted, despite the fact that he wanted to. Anderson, then with the Magic, represented the hometown team and finished fourth.
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