Knicks Iman Shumpert Pulls Out Of Dunk Contest Due To Knee Injury

Iman Shumpert

The Knicks’ Iman Shumpert, left, shoots over the Grizzlies’ Marreese Speights on Jan. 12, 2012 at FedExForum. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) – Due to a left knee injury, New York Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert won’t be able to compete in the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest.

Shumpert’s withdrawl means that sensation Jeremy Lin won’t get a chance to assist on the dunk.

Lin will play in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday.

Shumpert missed time earlier this season of a sprained right knee ligament.

Utah’s Jeremy Evans replaces Shumpert. Saturday’s dunk contest will also feature Paul George of Indiana, Derrick Williams of Minnesota, Chase Budinger of Houston.

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