The 34th All-Star slam dunk contest will be held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte on Saturday night with a cast of fresh faces gunning for the weekend's preeminent prize. This year's crop lacks the headliners of previous years, including last season's champion Donovan Mitchell. But despite the lack of name recognition, don't expect to snooze through Saturday's main event. All four participants are legitimate high-flyers, with one of the more open fields in recent memory.
Learn more about the dunk contest participants below:
Dennis Smith Jr.
Team: New York Knicks
2018-19 Stats: 13.7 ppg, 4.6 apg
Odds to Win: 9–4
Team: Atlanta Hawks
2018-19 Stats: 19.1 ppg, 9.5 rpg
Odds to Win: 7–4
Team: Charlotte Hornets
2018-19 Stats: 6.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg
Odds to Win: 5–2
Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
2018-19 Stats: 4.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg
Odds to Win: 3–1
All-Star festivities on Saturday night will begin at 8 p.m. ET. The slam dunk contest will follow the skills challange and three-point contest, with all three competitions broadcast on TNT.