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Originally left off the Slam Dunk Contest roster, Evans will now be part of All-Star Saturday Night after New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert decided to withdraw in order to rest a sore knee.
"It means a lot to be in the contest," Evans said. "I've been watching these contests my whole life and to be a part of it will be an honor."
Though excited, Evans isn't satisfied with just being selected to compete; he intends to bring home the title of slum dunk champion.
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