NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert has pulled out of the slam dunk contest with an injury and will be replaced by Utah's Jeremy Evans.
Shumpert has tendinitis in his left knee and won't play this week. The Knicks said he will be re-evaluated during the All-Star break.
Evans, a second-year forward, joins Indiana's Paul George, Houston's Chase Budinger and Minnesota rookie Derrick Williams in Saturday's event at Orlando. Of Evans' 88 baskets in the NBA, 61 have been dunks.
This year's contest will be reduced to one round, with the winner being determined by fan voting online and through text messaging.