Anfernee Simons, Cassius Stanley to reportedly participate in the Slam Dunk contest

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Indiana Pacers rookie Cassius Stanley and Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons are expected to participate in next weekend’s Slam Dunk contest, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Simons and Stanley will reportedly join the New York Knicks’ rookie Obi Toppin for the event, which will take place in Atlanta on March 7 during the halftime of the All-Star Game.

Stanley has appeared in eight games this season for the Pacers before Indiana sent him in the team’s G League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Simons, a third-year player with Portland, is averaging 8.5 points in 17.5 minutes per contest this season.