Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Jeremy Lin will now have one less thing to do during All-Star Weekend.
Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert has pulled out of the Slam Dunk contest due to left patella tendinitis and will be replaced by Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans.
Lin was planning on assisting Shumpert in the Dunk contest.
Lin will also participate in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday in Orlando.
Shumpert sat out the Knicks loss to the Nets Monday night and is expected to miss tonight’s game against Atlanta.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.