The field for the NBA Dunk Contest is reportedly set, and the lineup sounds pretty promising.
Of course, the contest wouldn’t be a contest without defending champion Zach LaVine from the Minnesota Timberwolves, who put on one of the best displays we have seen in a dunk contest in a long time last season.
Along with LaVine, Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic, Will Barton of the Denver Nuggets, and Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons are expected to participate. Drummond is expected to be at a disadvantage for his height, but as we’ve see in the past with Dwight Howard, you can’t count out the big man.
Many expected Andrew Wiggins to possibly participate, but Wiggins says that he lost in high in high school, when he felt that he should have won.
“Right now, you can give it to him [LaVine]. I won’t be doing all the surprise dunks. I just keep it simple — one hand, two hands,” Wiggins said, via ESPN.
The dunk contest will be the final event of All-Star Weekend, and will take place at 8:30 ET on February 13.
The league’s official announcement could come as soon as Thursday.