Jonathon Simmons reportedly invited to dunk contest

The Spurs forward will compete in the 2017 NBA dunk-off

Jonathon Simmons introduced himself to the NBA with a vicious dunk over Javale McGee the opening night of the season in October.

Now he will dunk to win a trophy.

Simmons has been reportedly invited to the 2017 NBA dunk contest, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 in New Orleans.

San Antonio Express-News writer Jabari Young broke the news Thursday evening:

Simmons has plenty of highlight slams, including the aforementioned flush over McGee on Oct. 25:

Just four days later, he dunked twice on New Orleans on Oct. 29:

He then came this alley-oop inbounds pass on the Bucks Dec. 5:

Simmons also threw one down on the Blazers Dec. 30:

Finally, this one isn’t a dunk, but it showcases Simmons’ sheer athleticism:

Simmons’ invite has yet to be announced, but Boston’s Jaylen Brown is mulling over participating.

The 2017 NBA dunk contest is scheduled to begin 7 p.m. CT Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

Source: Pounding The Rock


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