Trevor Booker Punishes the Rim with Early Front-Runner for Dunk of the Year

Bryan Brandom
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With rim protector extraordinnaire Rudy Gobert missing time after straining his MCL, the Utah Jazz have turned to veteran big man Trevor Booker to shoulder more of the team's frontcourt minutes.

And while he doesn't have the shot-blocking capabilities of the big Frenchman, the undersized power forward can still turn heads with his amazing H-O-R-S-E game and the occasional rim-wrecking, get-out-of-your-seat slamma jamma.

This flush has the inside edge on Dunk of the Year.

The six-year pro out of Clemson finished with 12 points points and 10 rebounds in the loss to the Sacramento Kings.

In his last five contests, Booker is averaging 8.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.2 blocks.