Every year, at about January when the participants for the upcoming dunk contest are released. Early reports of the participants in the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest have proved to be accurate. The NBA has just announced that Blake Griffin, JaVale McGee, Serge Ibaka and Brandon Jennings will be the four participants in the event.
However, Jennings is currently recovering from a broken foot, and isn’t expect to return until just weeks before All-Star Weekend. Teams are hesitant to allow players to compete in meaningless exhibition if there’s any hint of injury; a player as important as Jennings figures to cause even more concern. DeMar DeRozan replaces Jennings as reported.
The Dunk Contest will take place on February 19 at Staples Center as part of the All-Star Saturday Night festivities, beginning at 8 p.m.