High-flying Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves will defend his title in the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Saturday festivities on Feb. 13 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
LaVine won last year as a 19-year-old rookie. He'll be tested next weekend by Will Barton of the Denver Nuggets, Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons and Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic.
Clippers guard J.J. Redick, who is shooting an NBA-best 48% from long range this season, will go against defending champion Stephen Curry and six others in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest that precedes the dunk contest.
Other sharpshooters taking aim will be...