Will Barton has been invited to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star weekend in Toronto, according to reports.
Barton has been electric for the Nuggets this season, quickly winning the hearts of fans in his first year with the team. His personality and athletic play have been a joy to watch, and that will be on display for the world when the stars gather north of the border.
Denver Nuggets G Will Barton has been invited to compete in Slam Dunk Contest, league source informed @clevelanddotcom. Well deserved honor.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 4, 2016
Barton has serious hops, and isn't shy to attack the rim in game or in transition, showing off for the fans. It's nice to see that the Nuggets will be well-represented at the All-Star game, a positive sign for the franchise going forward.
If he dunks on two baskets in the same leap, I'm going to freaking lose my mind.
Here's a reminder of what Barton is bringing to the Slam-Dunk Contest.
Barton will be competing against defending champion Zach LaVine, Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond, and Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon. Those guys are leapers, and Barton may not be the favorite, but it should be entertaining.
Sources: Zach Lavine, Andre Drummond, Will Barton and Aaron Gordon to participate in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest https://t.co/HyB3g4NCiF— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 4, 2016