The above video, courtesy of ESPN, shows Brooklyn Nets guard and seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson practicing on Tuesday for the 2014 Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout. It’s the second time Johnson’s entered the three-point contest, the other time coming in 2005. He’s hoping to improve on that time, when he scored just eight points out of a possible 30.
Johnson shot 16-21 on the video (his first four shots were not shown), making a full rack on the fourth rack and hitting four of five on the final rack.
The NBA added a new wrinkle to this season’s three-point contest, eschewing the standard “money ball” rule (one money ball at the end of each rack) and instead allowing contestants to choose one entire rack with five “money balls,” worth two points each instead of one. Johnson’s not sure where he’ll put the rack yet.
“I wanted (the “money-ball” rack) to be the corner,” Johnson said to reporters Tuesday, via ESPN. “But I don’t want it to be the first shot and it can’t be the last because I don’t know how long it’s gonna take me to get (through the racks). It might just be the second right on the half. We’ll see.”