DeMar DeRozan Replacing Brandon Jennings in Dunk Contest

by January 20, 2011
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The injury risk is too great for Jennings to take part in the exhibition, so his good buddy DeMar will take his place. NBA.com reports: “While Jennings is on track to return to the Bucks’ lineup within the next two weeks, the risk of re-injury while practicing for and participating in the dunk contest apparently caused the player and the Bucks to reconsider his involvement, sources said. A league spokesman declined to comment Wednesday and information on Jennings’ likely replacement could not be confirmed. However, the NBA announced Thursday morning that Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan – the runner-up in last year’s Sprite Slam Dunk Contest — will replace Jennings this year in Los Angeles.”