Isaiah Joe wants to participate in the 3 point contest, and he deserves to

Isaiah Joe #11 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Isaiah Joe #11 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

The Oklahoma City Thunder are off to a fantastic start this season concerning their expectations, especially since the turn of the calendar year. OKC sits at 22-23 and is currently in the NBA play-in race. One of the biggest reasons for the winning outburst from Oklahoma City is their offseason signing of Isaiah Joe just days before the regular season tipped off.

Isaiah Joe was dropped by the Philadelphia 76ers this offseason, despite the 23-year-old showing some interesting flashes for the contenders out east. The OKC Thunder took a flyer on Joe, who fits right in with the second-youngest team in the NBA and has an advocate in the building with Vince Rozman coming over to OKC from Philly this summer also.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have added a leather shooter in Isaiah Joe this offseason, and his three-point shot is paying dividends for OKC. Now, Joe hopes to compete in the NBA 3-point contest during All-Star weekend in Salt Lake City

Joe has been one of the best off-season pickups via free agency in the history of the Oklahoma City Thunder franchise. Sam Presti inked Isaiah Joe just days before opening night way back in October and signed him to a multi-year deal that many of us scoffed at. Yes, technically a multi-year deal, but OKC could back out of it at any time due to team options, or non-guarantees, so in reality, it appeared to be a one-year deal.

However, Isaiah Joe has been a true spark and high-impact player for the Oklahoma City Thunder and given his age appears to be a long-term steal for the franchise as he is under control on a minimum contract for two more seasons after this one.

Isaiah Joe is shooting the three-ball at a 44 percent clip overall, 45 percent on non-corner threes, and 50 percent from the corner. He is placed in the 97th percentile in three-point shooting for his position. Now, he tells me that he wants to participate in the NBA Three-Point contest during All-Star Weekend. “Must definitely, I would not pass it up,” he said with a smile.

Isaiah Joe has the confidence, the personality, and the production from beyond the arc to warrant a spot in the three-point contest in Salt Lake City in the middle of February.

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