Aaron Gordon has become a staple of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but an injury will prevent the bouncy Orlando Magic forward from competing in the 2018 edition. George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel reports Gordon is dealing with a strained left hip flexor and will not be in the showcase. Per Diaz, Gordon will also miss Orlando’s upcoming games against the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. It would’ve been the third consecutive Slam Dunk Contest appearance for Gordon, who finished second in the 2016 competition.