NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2016: Full Preview and Odds for Every Participant

February 8th, 2016 by Justin Neuman Leave a reply »

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest got a shot in the arm from Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine in 2015, and he's back for 2016 looking to defend his crown. LaVine caught the world by surprise in 2015, but he brought the house down with his impressive array of dunks, even donning a Michael Jordan Space Jam jersey (where can I get one?) and assaulting the rim.

The wiry second-year guard of out UCLA is going to have to step his game up in Toronto in 2016 since he set the bar so high last year. He also has a tough group of competitors in Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic, Will Barton of the Denver Nuggets and Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons.

Here's a look at our estimated odds for each participant to win Saturday's contest. TNT will broadcast the All-Star festivities at the Air Canada Centre starting at 8 p.m. ET, with the Slam Dunk Contest being the third event of the night:

Participant Odds Zach LaVine -180 Will Barton +200 Aaron Gordon +250 Andre Drummond +400  

Will Barton

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