Charlotte Hornets: No Three-Point Contest for Devonte’ Graham?

Charlotte Hornets Devonte' Graham (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Devonte' Graham (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

With All-Star Weekend approaching, Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte’ Graham has yet to receive an invitation to the Three-Point Contest.

Can you believe that we are already halfway through the regular season? Man, time really does fly. The Charlotte Hornets, who are 15-29 and riding a six-game losing streak, are anxiously awaiting the All-Star break so they can get some time off and regroup for the rest of the regular season.

At this point, they are going into the All-Star break with a lot of questions. Do they make a push for the playoffs? Do they go all-in on the youth and tank the rest of the season? Who gets traded? Who doesn’t get traded?

One question that may be added onto this list is “Why the heck is Devonte’ Graham not in the Three-Point Contest?”. While things can still change, at this point in time, Graham has yet to receive an invitation to the event, according to Matt Moore of The Action Network.

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It would be awesome to see Graham represent the Hornets in the Three-Point Contest, but at the end of the day, it’s not that big of a deal, right?

Nevertheless, Graham should still be included. His drastic improvement from behind the line has been incredible to watch. Last season, Graham hit a total of 34 three’s and at a 28 percent clip. This season, Graham has hit 160 (!) three’s and at a 39 percent clip.

He’s second in the NBA in three-pointers made, behind just James Harden, who has hit a ridiculous 195 himself. Buddy Hield is slowly catching up to Graham, making 147 triples on the season.

The Charlotte Hornets have had players represent them in the Three-Point Contest in the past, like Kemba Walker and Dell Curry. No Hornets player has ever won the contest, though.

It would be cool to see Graham get his chance in the spotlight. He’ll more-than-likely be competing in the Rising Stars Challenge on the prior night, being that he is one of the better second and first year players in the league.

His chances of making the All-Star game are slim, but Graham did at least get some recognition for his play this season. Fans should be proud of how Graham has played this season, whether he’s in these special events or not.

I believe Graham has earned a spot in the Three-Point Contest, but it’s not up to me. I just think his improvement from the perimeter has been one of the best stories for the Hornets this season. He’s a completely different player out there.

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Let’s hope that the NBA extends an invitation to Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte’ Graham for the Three-Point Contest. Like I said, seeing him shoot with some of the leagues best shooters would be fun, but if it doesn’t happen, it’s not the end of the world.