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2016 NBA All-Star Weekend Predictions

Basketball Insiders’ writers share their predictions for the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend.

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The 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend is here! We asked several of our writers to give their predictions for each of the Weekend’s notable events. Here’s what they had to say:

Rising Stars Challenge (U.S. versus World)

Alex Kennedy: U.S. wins, Elfrid Payton is MVP

Joel Brigham: U.S. wins, Devin Booker is MVP

Tommy Beer: World wins, Kristaps Porzingis is MVP

Jesse Blancarte: U.S. wins, D’Angelo Russell is MVP

Jonathan Concool: U.S. wins, D’Angelo Russell is MVP

Eric Saar: U.S. wins, Jordan Clarkson is MVP

Foot Locker Three-Point Contest

Alex Kennedy: Stephen Curry

Joel Brigham: Stephen Curry

Tommy Beer: J.J. Redick

Jesse Blancarte: Stephen Curry

Jonathan Concool: Klay Thompson

Eric Saar: Klay Thompson

Verizon Slam Dunk Contest

Alex Kennedy: Zach LaVine

Joel Brigham: Zach LaVine

Tommy Beer: Aaron Gordon

Jesse Blancarte: Zach LaVine

Jonathan Concool: Andre Drummond

Eric Saar: Will Barton

Taco Bell Skills Challenge

Alex Kennedy: Isaiah Thomas

Joel Brigham: Emmanuel Mudiay

Tommy Beer: Draymond Green

Jesse Blancarte: Isaiah Thomas

Jonathan Concool: Draymond Green

Eric Saar: C.J. McCollum

65th NBA All-Star Game

Alex Kennedy: West wins, Kobe Bryant is MVP

Joel Brigham: West wins, Kobe Bryant is MVP

Tommy Beer: West wins, Stephen Curry is MVP

Jesse Blancarte: West wins, Russell Westbrook is MVP

Jonathan Concool: West wins, Stephen Curry is MVP

Eric Saar: West wins, Russell Westbrook is MVP

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