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Mario Chalmers to join James Jones in All-Star 3-point competition


Earlier this week we debated whether or not Mario Chalmers should be chosen to participate in next weekends All-Star 3-point Shootout. It didn't take long to get the answer, as the NBA announced earlier today that Chalmers and Miami teammate James Jones would represent the Heat in the annual shooting contest.

Jones got an automatic bid to the competition because he is the defending champion, having won the even at last seasons All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. Chalmers meanwhile is having the best shooting season of his career and is one of the league leaders in 3-pointers made.

Other participants in the event are Orlando Magic forward Ryan Anderson, Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson, New Jersey Nets guard Anthony Morrow and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. Of those shooting, Mario Chalmers has the highest 3-point percentage at 46.3% and he has the second most 3-pointers made with 57, behind Ryan Anderson's league-leading 80.

With Chalmers and Jones both in the event, that means there are five players off the Heat's 15-man roster going to All-Star Weekend. Besides Jones, other Miami players to win the event have been Daequan Cook, Jason Kapono (twice) and Glen Rice.