Derrick Williams to compete in NBA slam dunk contest
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The Minnesota Timberwolves will be well-represented over NBA All-Star weekend.
The NBA announced on Thursday that Derrick Williams will participate in the slam dunk contest on Feb. 25 against Chase Budinger, Iman Shumpert and Paul George.
Williams becomes the fifth Timberwolves player to participate in the dunk contest, along with Doug West, Chris Carr, Gerald Green and J.R. Rider, who won the title in 1994.
In his rookie season, Williams is averaging 7.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game.