Feb 3, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Reggie Jackson (15) handles the ball while being defended by Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Courtney Lee (5) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA All-Star 2014: Kevin Durant competing in shooting stars, Reggie Jackson skills competition

The Oklahoma City Thunder, who were the first team to 40 wins this season, will be well represented at the All-Star Weekend in New Orleans Feb. 14-16.

Kevin Durant was the leading vote-getter in the Western Conference and will of course be starting in the main event Sunday night. Durant will also compete in the Sears Shooting Stars contest. Durant will be on a team with Utah jazz legend Karl Malone and WNBA star Skylar Diggins, who plays for the Tulsa Shock.

The Sears Shooting Stars will be the first even on Saturday night. Coverage will begin on TNT at 7 p.m. CST.

Also competing in an event that night will be Reggie Jackson. Jackson will take part in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, which will also take place on Saturday night.

There will be a new format for the Skills Challenge. This year there will be four teams of two players each competing in a two-round timed relay-style course consisting of dribbling, passing and shooting stations.

Jackson will be teamed up with Goran Dragic. The other Western Conference team will be Damian Lillard and Trey Burke.

The Eastern Conference teams will be Giannis Antetokounmpo and DeMar DeRozan, and then Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo.

The final Thunder player participating in All-Star Weekend will be rookie Steven Adams. Adams will play in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Friday night at 8 p.m. CST. Adams was drafted by Chris Webber last night.

Here are the two teams for the Rising Stars Challenge:

Damian Lillard (Portland, Soph.)
Bradley Beal (Washington, Soph.)
Andre Drummond (Detroit, Soph.)
Harrison Barnes (Golden State, Soph.)
Terrence Jones (Houston, Soph.)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee, Rookie)
Jonas Valanciunas (Toronto, Soph.)
Dion Waiters (Cleveland, Soph)
Pero Antic (Atlanta, Rookie)

Anthony Davis (New Orleans, Soph.)
Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia, Rookie)
Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York, Rookie)
Trey Burke (Utah, Rookie)
Jared Sullinger (Boston, Soph.)
Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn, Rookie)
Victor Oladipo (Orlando, Rookie)
Steven Adams (OKC, Rookie)
Kelly Olynyk (Boston, Rookie)

Tags: Kevin Durant NBA All-Star 2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Reggie Jackson Steven Adams

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