Aaron Gordon Commits To Slam Dunk Contest

by January 30, 2020
Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon has committed to the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk contest at next month’s All-Star Weekend in Chicago, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Gordon joins previous commits Dwight Howard and Derrick Jones Jr. in the competition. All three confirmed participants have been in the dunk contest previously, with Howard rocking a title from 2008.

Earlier this month we wrote about Memphis Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant declining his own invitation to the contest.

Another player in the mix for the contest who has neither confirmed or denied is Bulls guard Zach LaVine. LaVine’s portfolio as an electric dunker speaks for itself but his narrow victory over Gordon in one of the league’s most memorable contests ever makes for a juicy potential side plot for 2020.