Derrick Jones Jr. didn’t win the underwhelming 2017 NBA All-Star Saturday Dunk Contest, but he did have the best dunk of the night.
Three years later, the Miami wing is headed back to the dunk contest, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. has accepted an invitation to the NBA Slam Dunk contest at All-Star weekend in Chicago, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Jones — a key rotation player for Miami — joins Lakers' Dwight Howard as dunk contest commitments.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 22, 2020
Jones is fully capable of winning this thing — he’s had plenty of huge in-game dunks since he was last in this contest. It’s just that dunk contests and in-game dunks are different things, we’ll see how he adapts.