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Blazers Ex Jusuf Nurkic Urges Shaedon Sharpe to Participate in Dunk Contest

Many people want Portland Trail Blazers guard Shaedon Sharpe to be in next year’s Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in San Francisco, including a former teammate of his.

Jusuf Nurkic, who was traded by the Blazers to the Phoenix Suns as part of the Damian Lillard deal back in September, took to social media to urge Sharpe to participate.

U @ShaedonSharpe better be there next year!! U dominant at #SLAMDUNK

Sharpe was unable to participate in this year’s All-Star festivities as a result of his core muscle surgery earlier this month, but the young high-flier certainly has the capability of competing in the Dunk Contest in the future.