UPDATE: Shams Charania reported that Derrick Jones Jr. has accepted an invitation to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest.
Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. has accepted an invitation to the NBA Slam Dunk contest at All-Star weekend in Chicago, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Jones — a key rotation player for Miami — joins Lakers' Dwight Howard as dunk contest commitments.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 22, 2020
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman reported Thursday that Derrick Jones Jr. will receive an invitation to the Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend.
With the Yahoo report of Ja Morant bypassing the Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend, the expectation now, according to a source close to the situation, is a formal invitation to Derrick Jones Jr. will be extended shortly. He had not been informed before Morant's decision.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) January 16, 2020
The Heat could have a lot of representation during All-Star Weekend in Chicago next month. In addition to Jones’ participation in the Slam Dunk Contest, Duncan Robinson may compete in the 3-Point Shooting Contest. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo may be All-Stars, and Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro may play in the Rising Stars Challenge.