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Report: Anthony Edwards declines invite to compete in Dunk Contest – The Rookie Wire

Well, the excitement level for the NBA Slam Dunk Contest at halftime of the All-Star Game on Sunday was just dampened. Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reported Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards declined an invitation to compete in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
The first overall pick of the 2020 NBA draft surely caught the eyes of the NBA and earned an invite after his poster dunk over Toronto Raptors forward Yuta Watanabe on Feb. 19.
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) February 20, 2021

Haynes reported Boston’s All-Star Jaylen Brown and Charlotte’s Miles Bridges also turned down invites. One pending invitee, who can add missing star power, has yet to respond to the league: Pelicans All-Star Zion Williamson.
The current field of Slam Dunk participants includes Knicks rookie Obi Toppin, Indiana Pacers rookie Cassius Stanley and Blazers guard Anfernee Simons.
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