Second year Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan has been picked to replace an injured Brandon Jennings in this year’s NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
DeRozan, who was the only player last year to post a perfect score of 50, finished second in last year’s contest to Nate Robinson and was a surprise omission when the contestants for this year were announced.
Blake Griffin finally has some competition as the field origianly looked to be stacked in his favor. The NBA hype machine will benefit from a Griffin victory, but the addition of DeRozan will force him to have to work a little bit harder for it.
Serge Ibaka, and JaVale McGee will also compete.
Here is a clip to get you up to speed on what DeMar DeRozan can do: