Rockets forward K.J. Martin commits to Slam Dunk Contest: Sources

Houston Rockets forward K.J. Martin will participate in the Slam Dunk Contest at NBA All-Star Weekend, league sources told The Athletic on Sunday. Here’s what you need to know:

What to expect from Martin

Martin’s disappointment about not participating in last year’s Slam Dunk Contest was the worst-kept secret inside Houston’s locker room. In his third year in a Rockets uniform, Martin is posting career highs in minutes and points and continues to have a penchant for highlight-worthy plays. From what he’s been able to showcase athletically, Martin should be considered a dark horse in what figures to be a talented field. — Iko

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