OAKLAND -- Stephen Curry is back in the NBA's Three-Point Contest, and Warriors teammate Harrison Barnes' All-Star weekend in New Orleans got busier, too, as he was named one of six entrants in the Slam Dunk Contest.

Barnes became the first Warriors player since Jason Richardson in 2004 to be entered into the field, and the second-year player gets to follow in the footsteps of fellow North Carolina product Michael Jordan.

"Obviously I watched it growing up a lot with J-Rich, Vince Carter, (video of) MJ of course, so I'm looking forward to getting in there and seeing what happens," Barnes told the team's website.

Portland point guard and Oakland native Damian Lillard will also be in the Slam Dunk Contest along with defending champion Terrence Ross, Paul George, rookie Ben McLemore and John Wall.

Barnes will also participate on a team picked by Grant Hill for the Rising Stars Challenge. Team Hill drafted Lillard first while the first pick for a team picked by Chris Webber was Anthony Davis.

Curry, an All-Star game starter Feb. 16 who leads the NBA in made 3-pointers, will participate in the Three-Point Contest for the third time and second consecutive year.

The Warriors having previously been represented in the Three-Point Contest by Dorell Wright, Tim Hardaway and Sleepy Floyd and also in the Dunk Contest by Otis Smith.


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Lillard, who's participating in five All-Star weekend events, is also in the Three-Point Contest along with Marco Belinelli, Kevin Love, Arron Afflalo, Bradley Beal, Kyrie Irving and Joe Johnson.

Lillard, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, is an All-Star reserve while also participating in the Skills Challenge, making it an action-packed time in New Orleans for him.

Curry will team up with his father, Dell, and Becky Hammon of the WNBA in the Shooting Stars competition.

  • New NBA commissioner Adam Silver visited Oracle Arena and told KNBR that he met with co-owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber along with team president Rick Welts. The ownership group recently pushed back its target for having a waterfront San Francisco arena ready to 2018.

    "I'm thrilled to see that everything's moving along," Silver told the station. "I know there's a little bit of a delay, but it's full steam ahead on the new arena."

  • With Andrew Bogut and David Lee sitting out Thursday's game against Chicago with injuries, rookie center Ognjen Kuzmic played after being recalled from Santa Cruz. He averaged 6.9 points and 11.1 rebounds in seven games during a three-week assignment in the D-League.