The NBA is continuing the pattern of highlighting more youthful players throughout the Slam Dunk Contest. This year’s event will happen at halftime of the All-Star Game on March 7 in Atlanta.
The Trail Sports jackets picked Simons with the 24th choice in the 2018 draft. He’s balancing 8.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 helps per game this season while shooting 39.4% from the field and 41.2% from deep.
Stanley was chosen by the Pacers with the 54th choice in the 2020 draft. In eight video games this season, he’s averaging 1.1 points and 0.4 rebounds per video game while shooting 28.6% from the field and 50% from deep.
Stanley has invested most of his novice season with the G League’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants, balancing 11.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 helps per game.