“I’ve been bouncing ideas of J Cole on a text group."
New York Knicks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. will return to the Dunk Contest in Charlotte next weekend looking for revenge, following an early exit at the 2018 festivities in Los Angeles.
This time around, DSJ is looking forward to representing the Knicks in the Dunk Contest, and says he has been bouncing ideas of fellow Fayetteville, North Carolina native, J.Cole.
“I got to try to put it on for the Knicks,’’ Smith told the New York Post. “I’ve been bouncing ideas of J Cole on a text group. It should be dope."
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The 21-year old point guard was acquired by the Knicks last week as part of a blockbuster trade in which the Dallas Mavericks also sent two first round picks, DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews to New York in exchange for Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr. Courtney Lee and Trey Burke.
Smith Jr. will be joined in the 2019 Slam Dunk Contest by Charlotte Hornets rookie Miles Bridges, Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo and Atlanta Hawks big man John Collins.
Rules for the 2019 Dunk Contest are as follows (H/T NBA.com):
All four competitors get two dunks in the first round, and have a maximum of three attempts to complete each dunk in both the first round and the final round. Five judges score every dunk on a scale of 6 to 10, resulting in a high score of 50 and a low score of 30.
The two players with the highest combined score for their two dunks advance to the final round, where they will dunk twice more. The player with the highest combined score for his two dunks in the final round will be crowned champion.