Jericho Sims will replace Shaedon Sharpe in the upcoming NBA Slam Dunk contest, as the Trail Blazers rookie wants to focus on the second half of the season with his team.

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New York Knicks center Jericho Sims will replace Portland Trail Blazers rookie Shaedon Sharpe in the upcoming NBA Slam Dunk Contest, The Athletic's Shams Charania reports.

Free throws this season

Points made: 20,1
Accuracy: 79,6%
Place in standings: 5
Record max: 38
Record min: 6
Most made FTs: Damian Lillard

According to the report, Sharpe has dropped out of the Dunk Contest in order to focus on the second half of the Trail Blazers season.

Sims averages 3.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in 43 contests this season. 

In the upcoming Dunk contest, the 24-year-old forward will join K.J. Martin from the Houston Rockets, Trey Murphy from the New Orleans Pelicans, and Mac McClung from G-League.

NBA Slam Dunk contest participants

  • Jericho Sims (New York Knicks)
  • K.J. Martin (Houston Rockets)
  • Trey Murphy (New Orleans Pelicans)
  • Mac McClung (G-League)
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