Rookie forward Serge Ibaka
has started a mini-campaign to be selected into the 2011 slam dunk contest. After watching the event live in Dallas over the All-Star break, Ibaka said he would like to participate in next year’s competition.
"I hope so,” Ibaka said. "I feel like I can compete with them.”
After listening to Ibaka from across the locker room, Westbrook began having some fun with the rookie.
"I told you, you got to get some dunks in the game first,” Westbrook joked.
"Maybe if you give me the ball first,” Ibaka quipped.
Ibaka won a dunk contest in Spain two years ago and boasts of being able to dunk from the free throw line.
The Thunder is expected to waive Matt Harpring
today and enter into a 10-day contract with Antonio Anderson
, a 6-foot-6 guard out of Memphis who is currently playing with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League. Anderson was averaging 15.5 points, 5.9 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 39.6 minutes per game. He’s appeared in 32 games for the Vipers this season.