Many of the NBA’s most accurate bombers (Malcolm Brogdon, Desmond Bane) were left off the invite list, yielding to big names like Damian Lillard (+475), Jayson Tatum (+550) and Tyler Herro (+800). Even Julius Randle (+900) got the call. He’s shooting 33.8% from downtown.
SAFE PICK. Buddy Hield (+400): He drills nearly four 3-pointers a game for the Pacers and won the contest in 2020.
BEST VALUE. Lauri Markkanen (+675): “The Finnisher” is having such a terrific season, he is the +125 favorite for Most Improved. He is draining 41.3% of his bombs for the Jazz.
INSIDER PICK. Tyrese Haliburton (+700): The Pacers guard is surging. He has nailed 52.9% of his catch-and-shoot 3s over the last 15 games. Let’s see what he can do with a rack!