Milwaukee Bucks: Pat Connaughton 2020 Slam Dunk Contest preview

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MEMPHIS, TN – DECEMBER 13: (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

As the Slam Dunk Contest returns on Saturday night in Chicago, Pat Connaughton will hope to leave his mark representing the Milwaukee Bucks.

NBA All-Star Saturday night represents one of the most enjoyable nights of the year around the league and, this time around, there’ll be no shortage of Milwaukee Bucks’ interest.

Two-time All-Star Khris Middleton will be participating in the Skills Challenge, but it’s Bucks wing Pat Connaughton who will take his place in the night’s showcase event: the Slam Dunk Contest.

Connaughton will become just the fourth Buck to try their hand at the Dunk Contest, joining Paul Pressey, Ray Allen, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

None of that previous trio managed to navigate the event with much success, meaning the bar is exceptionally low for Connaughton when it comes to compiling a memorable Bucks’ appearance in the event.

With the action taking place from the United Center in Chicago this weekend, Connaughton certainly hasn’t had far to travel, and may hopefully have plenty of Bucks fans in attendance to cheer him on too.

Who is Connaughton going up against, though? What should we expect from his dunks? Let’s take a closer look at the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest in an attempt to answer those questions.

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