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Aaron Gordon to participate in 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, per report

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Gordon was the runner-up in last year’s contest

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If you enjoy highlight dunks from Aaron Gordon, you’re in luck.

League sources told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that Gordon will be a participant in the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

The former Arizona Wildcat was in the Slam Dunk Contest last year, too, and his array of dazzling dunks led him to be the runner-up to former UCLA Bruin and current Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine.

Here are the highlights from the epic battle the two had:

It looks like we won’t get a rematch, though, as Haynes reports that it “sounds like” LaVine will not be participating this year. LaVine has won the contest the past two seasons.

The rest of the field is unknown at the moment, but it will be announced shortly.

The 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is set for Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. MST in the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, and it will be televised on TNT.

Gordon is averaging 11.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in his third season with the Orlando Magic.


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