NBA All Star Game 2012: Jeremy Lin To Assist Iman Shumpert In Dunk Contest

Linsanity has found its way to the 2012 NBA All-Star weekend.

Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin will "assist" teammate Iman Shumpert when the rookie participates in the dunk contest, according to a report on ESPN. In 2011, Blake Griffin of the Clippers enlisted teammate Baron Davis to help facilitate some of his dunks, and went on to win the contest in front of his home-city crowd at the Staples Center. Shumpert will compete against Paul George of the Pacers, Chase Budinger of the Rockets, and Derrick Williams of the Timberwolves.

The report also states that Lin is expected to be made a part of the Haier Shooting Stars competition scheduled for next Saturday night in Orlando, although Commissioner David Stern has indicated that Lin will not be added to the roster for the Rising Stars game.

With Lin in the starting lineup, New York has won six straight games, during which he has averaged 24.3 points and 9.5 assists per game.

For more on the Knicks, head over to the SB Nation blog, Posting And Toasting.

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