Iman Shumpert will be involved in this years Dunk Contest, among three other less than known names

Keywords: iman shumpert, knicks, chase budinger, pacers, derrik williams, paul george, rockets, blake griffin

Rookie sensation Iman Shumpert will be participating in the upcoming NBA Dunk Contest during All Star Weekend. The cast features many players that the casual fan has probably never heard of. Paul George of the Pacers, Chase Budinger of the Rockets, and Derrik Williams of the Twovles round out the crew. This is one of the weakest dunk contest cast we have seen in years, Blake Griffin who won it last year has opted against defending his title. With very little effort being put into this, it may be about time the NBA nix the novelty act all together.