Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 9:40 am  |  14 responses

Mark Jackson Unhappy No Warriors Will Be in Three-Point Contest

Despite their robust three-point shooting abilities, no Golden State Warriors players were selected for the mid-season long distance showcase. This, understandably, made head coach Mark Jackson less than thrilled. From CSN Bay Area: “Jackson wasn’t pleased that the Warriors didn’t have a player selected for the NBA’s 3-point shootout – despite having three worthy candidates: Brandon Rush, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. The league selected the following players: Miami’s Mario Chalmers, Orlando’s Ryan Anderson, Minnesota’s Kevin Love, Atlanta’s Joe Johnson, New Jersey’s Anthony Morrow and defending champion James Jones of Miami. Love is shooting 36.1 percent from 3-point range, while Johnson is shooting 35.6 percent. Rush is leading the league in 3-point shooting at 54.8 percent, Thompson is third in the league at 50 percent and even Curry is shooting 42.5 percent from beyond the arc. ‘I want to congratulate Reggie Miller, Ray Allen, Larry Bird, Craig Hodges, Dale Ellis and Steve Kerr,’ Jackson said. ‘Because Brandon Rush and Klay Thompson don’t make the cut – shooting almost 55 percent and 50 percent from 3-point land. ‘Why don’t we just fly those guys (this year’s contestants) into Oakland and we can put something at stake … and I’ll take my guys.’”

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  • silebyboy

    Yesss, first!

  • tom

    they´re having their own 3pt-contest the whole season and this so fun to watch…i think it´s much more FUN to watch guys like kevin love and steve novak competing.

  • tomtom

    It is messed up i agree, when you are the best 3pt shooting team in the league you should have someone rep’d in the shootout.

  • Brian

    thats ur price for kicking J.Lin out of ur team, mark Jackson.

  • LA Huey

    4 contests should be: best shooter from the hosting team, best shooter from defending champs, best shooter from best shooting team, best shooter in the league. Losers have to play in the winner’s kicks for the rest of the season.

  • ab40

    who should lin play over? monta ellis? stephen curry? It’s understandable he got cut and the adrenaline is gonna work out and he’s gonna hit the wall.

  • Ldub

    I think Jackson has been making too many complaints about his team. Focus on coaching and not the all star games. Those dont put w’s on the board!

  • Ldub

    Just a thought. Bring some of the old greats back for a new vs old showdown. Kenny, Bird, Nick Anderson, Mullin, Reggie, etc. And have them go against the leagues best 3 point shooter. Ray-Ray, Bonner, J. Richardson (well from last year), Wright, Nash?. I think I would get more enjoyment/excitement from that. They may be too old to play, but they can still shoot!

  • projectphantom

    @ Ldub i thought the same thing. That would be awesome to watch.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHoliday

    This is what you call a player’s coach! He’s going to bat for his guys! He does have a point too… Brandon Rush has been lights out, Klay can shoot, and we all know about Steph Curry. At least one of them should be there. How dahell did Mario Chalmers get there?

  • http://www.dimemag.com showtime

    MArk jax has a great point , Mario & Love..Come oN SON..

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Snub city , snub snub city trick.

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    to add to @ldub’s idea i always felt that some of the veterans (still in the league) should get some credit in the allsttar game. like if the winner of the rising stars challenge were to play against a selected few of players like Chauncy Billups, nash, Duncan ect, ect… i dont know maybe its just me

  • irondan21

    Mark should be happy the warriors are still in the NBA. They don’t deserve to be represented during all-star weekend.