Reports: Blazers G Damian Lillard To Compete In Slam Dunk Contest

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will reportedly compete in the 2014 Slam Dunk Contest.

Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com reports that Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will compete in the 2014 Slam Dunk Contest.

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Damian Lillard has accepted the league's invitation to participate in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, a league source informed CSNNW.com.

The full post -- which notes that Lillard could also compete in the Three-Point Contest, among other events -- is right here.

Updates: Jason Quick of The Oregonian reports...

[Agent Aaron] Goodwin said Lillard is especially motivated for the Three Point contest.

"The three-point contest is more important than anything else,'' Goodwin said. "He wants to shoot.''

...

Goodwin says Lillard "would do" the three-point contest but said he has not been named to the competition.

His full post is right here.

ESPN.com reports that Lillard is in the Slam Dunk Contest too.

Sources told ESPN.com that Indiana's Paul George, Washington's John Wall and Portland's Damian Lillard are confirmed entrants in the dunk field that will be officially announced later Thursday on TNT.

Lillard was selected to his first career All-Star Game as a reserve last week, joining teammate LaMarcus Aldridge, and he will also play in the Rising Stars Challenge (formerly the Rookie/Sophomore game).

Adidas unveiled Lillard's new "CrazyQuick 2" sneakers for the All-Star Game this week.

The full lineups for All-Star Saturday events will be announced on Thursday.

The last Blazers player to appear in the Slam Dunk Contest was Rudy Fernandez in 2009. Clyde Drexler and Jerome Kersey were regular participants throughout the 1980s, and James Robinson competed in the 1994 contest.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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