Donovan Mitchell Not Among Dunk Contest Participants This Year

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Participants for the 2019 NBA Dunk Contest in Charlotte haven’t but been revealed however we all know a minimum of one high-flyer who is not going to be collaborating within the festivities.

According to Utah Jazz reporter Eric Woodyard, the league’s reigning Dunk Contest champ, Donovan Mitchell, has determined he will not be defending his title subsequent month.

Mitchell, 22, outlasted Larry Nance Jr. in final yr’s contest with an ode to Vince Carter within the remaining spherical.

“I liked doing the dunk contest final yr and it was a ton of enjoyable, however I additionally comprehend it takes a variety of focus, apply and preparation,” Mitchell instructed the Deseret News. “Right now, my thoughts is actually on serving to my group make a deep run (within the) second half of the season. I’m excited although for the weekend, I’m going to have the ability to be part of some nice occasions.”

The NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte will happen from February 15-17 with the Dunk Contest, Three Point Contest and Skills Challenge happening on All-Star Saturday, February 16. Participants for the three occasions haven’t but been introduced.

As for the precise All-Star recreation, voting for followers, gamers and media will conclude on Monday, January 21. The All Star starters, and captains, might be introduced January 24 on TNT. Reserves might be introduced on January 31. Click here to take a look at the most recent fan voting returns and particulars concerning the televised draft.