Donovan Mitchell Will Replace Aaron Gordon in Slam Dunk Contest

NBA: Donovan Mitchell replaces Aaron Gordon in Slam Dunk contest

The Slam Dunk Contest will take place on the Saturday night before the All-Star Game, which takes place Sunday, Feb. 17.

It will be the fourth straight absence for Gordon, who continues to nurse a strained left hip flexor.

Because of a rib injury, Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon had to pull out of the upcoming slam dunk contest. In 2016, he finished as a runner-up in. After two more dunks, we tally up the scores, and the high man's crowned champion.

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The five-time World Champion topped the group comfortably while losing just once during the qualification. Not many know the fact that Ronaldo is the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes.

Because big men are at a disadvantage when it comes to scoring and showmanship, that is why I am glad John Collins is using his time on the Rising Stars game and not at the Slam Dunk Contest.

Then moments later, as he wrapped up his interview, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski broke the story of Mitchell being expected to replace Gordon.

Mitchell, 21, is averaging 19.7 points, 3.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds a game for Utah. He also leads all National Basketball Association rookies in the scoring column and has firmly put his name in the Rookie of the Year conversation.

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Gordon was the most accomplished competitor slated for this year's dunk contest.

Mitchell will join Larry Nance Jr., All-Star guard Victor Oladipo and fellow rookie Dennis Smith Jr. on All-Star Saturday's marquee event.

When the contest participants were announced, some were surprised that Mitchell's name wasn't on the list.

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