Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young and Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić have been invited to participate in the NBA Three-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend in Chicago next month, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The two emerging stars will always be linked as their respective teams swapped the pair on draft day in 2018.
Young, who is averaging 28.9 points, 8.4 assists and shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc, will accept the invitation, sources said.
Dončić is still deliberating, sources said.
In his second season, the 21-year-old point guard has already established himself as one of the league’s top long-distance shooters.
Young is also expected to accept an invitation to compete in the Skills Challenge, sources said. Last week, the Hawks’ franchise player was the top vote-getter among the Eastern Conference guards in the first fan ballot All-Star returns.
Dončić, 20, is averaging 29.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 8.9 assists while shooting 33.1 percent from distance, and he has made 100 3-point baskets, which rank 13th among league leaders.
The 2018-19 Rookie of the Year was the NBA’s leading All-Star vote-getter in the first returns released a week ago.
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