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The field for the NBA Slam Dunk Contest scheduled for Feb. 13 in Toronto is set, according to league sources. The defending champion in Minnesota’s Zach Lavine, Detroit’s Andre Drummond, Denver’s Will Barton and Orlando’s Aaron Gordon are this year’s participants, league sources informed cleveland.com. League sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because the league is expected to announce the names of the high-flyers as soon as Thursday.
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With the NBA trade deadline looming on Feb. 18, the Orlando Magic soon will have some critical decisions to make. “We’ll be very active in our discussions,” Magic GM Rob Hennigan told the Orlando Sentinel at the midway point of the Magic’s season. “It’s our job to constantly search for ways to improve the team. It doesn’t mean that those discussions will necessarily lead to action. We’re in a position where a lot of teams like our players, and so we’ll certainly have options. If something makes sense for us, we’ll be aggressive. But it needs to make sense for both the long and short terms. So we’ll stay equally as disciplined in our decision-making as we are active in our discussions.”