NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2016: Odds and Predictions for Entire Field

February 7th, 2016 by Thomas Duffy Leave a reply »

Welcome to the Zach LaVine Experience 2.0

Last year, the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie took home the NBA Dunk Contest hardware in convincing fashion. Victor Oladipo held his own, but LaVine was just too good.

Brooklyn was absolutely buzzing that night. Everyone had seen footage of the former UCLA stud’s aerial prowess, and he was widely expected to win.

But LaVine lived up to the hype—maybe even exceeded it. And that’s nearly impossible to do in the modern age of social media, YouTube and immediacy.

This year, he will once again be the favorite, likely by a huge margin.





Aaron Gordon will impress

Remember Aaron Gordon?

He was a superstar at Arizona and then got taken No. 4 by the Orlando Magic in the 2014 draft. Then he started slow, missed 31 straight games and finished poorly. This year has been more of the same, minus the injury.

“I’m tired of potential,” Gordon told FanSided’s Brett David Roberts over th ...

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