Fans to vote for skills challenge field

NEW YORK -- Fans will decide which guards will show their skills on All-Star Saturday night.

The NBA announced Thursday that the Skills Challenge would be expanded to five participants, and fans would vote for four of them.

Players eligible through the "choose your squad" program are: Derrick Rose, John Wall, Russell Westbrook, Tyreke Evans, Derek Fisher, Tony Parker, Baron Davis and Stephen Curry.

Chris Paul, who has twice competed in the event, which is sponsored by Taco Bell, will be the fifth participant in Los Angeles and serves as spokesman for the program.

Fans can vote at www.NBA.com/chooseyoursquad through Feb. 14.