We already know that forward Marquese Chriss, the Rookie of the Month in the Western Conference for January, and second-year guard Devin Booker will represent the Suns on All-Star Weekend later this month in the Rising Stars Challenge.
Today, we find out that rookie Derrick Jones Jr. will join his teammates in New Orleans as he competes in the Slam Dunk Contest!
Here's a taste.
Yeahhhh I'm picking Derrick Jones to win the Dunk Contest idc. pic.twitter.com/vENzm6OMyj— Kofie Buffalomeat (@KofieYeboah) February 3, 2017
And here he is with the NAZ Suns this season.
Here’s the 4-man field
Aaron Gordon.— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 3, 2017
Glen Robinson III.
Derrick Jones Jr.
Who's going to be the winner of the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest? pic.twitter.com/siqM0hLw7d
Booker also adds the Skills Challenge to his weekend agenda. He joins former Suns guard Isaiah Thomas in the field, and will compete in the same competition at the same location (NOLA) as former Suns guard Goran Dragic in 2014.
2017 Taco Bell Skills Challenge participants— NBA.com (@NBAcom) February 3, 2017
J. Embiid pic.twitter.com/4KLmYHUjE3
Booker is NOT in this year’s three point contest, but I suppose the Skills Challenge is pretty good!