VIDEO: Celtics’ Javonte Green pulls off a dunk contest-worthy slam vs. Magic
We have another possibly entrant for the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest, with Boston Celtics rookie small forward Javonte Green going up high on the fast break to slam home—with the mid-air adjustment—a bucket on Friday night against the Orlando Magic (via Celtics).
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— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 25, 2020
Green, an undrafted 26-year-old rookie who previously played overseas in Spain, Italy, and Germany, caught the Magic off guard after a block by teammate center Daniel Theis bounced the rock into his hands on the other end of the court for the impressive slam.
The Celtics initially signed Green to a two-way contract after flashing in the NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 6-foot-4 wing has appeared in 34 games for Boston before Friday’s bout, averaging 8.4 minutes, but he’s making the most of his time like getting on the highlight reel with today’s big slam.
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