Oladipo averages 24 points and 4.1 assists per game, and he's not shy about showing off his skills close to the rim. He originally got sick before Friday night's win against the Phoenix Suns, but recovered in time to score 40 points. He tops all rookies in points and 3-pointers made (115).
The 25-year-old could become the second IN player IN a row to win the contest after Robinson took home the title IN 2017. The Magic are just 2-10 this season when Gordon has been out with ankle, concussion, groin and hip injuries.
The Slam Dunk Contest is slated for Saturday, February 17th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Gordon had competed in the past two All-Star dunk contests and finished as runner-up in 2016.
Gordon, a native of San Jose, Calif., wanted to compete in this year's dunk contest because it was being held in his home state and he said last week that it would be his final time appearing in the event.