Will Moon's star shine?

MIKE GANTER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:28 AM ET

Jamario Moon has been in enough dunk contests that he won't be crushed if he doesn't get asked to take part in the dunk-off at the NBA all-star game next month.

But Moon will be ready if he is invited.

Same goes for the annual rookie/sophomore game, a good possibility for the only first-year player on the Raptors. Moon has worked his way into a starting spot at small forward.

"A lot of people have been asking me if I'm going to play in the rookie game, but I don't even know who makes that decision so I'm going to just continue to do what I'm doing and if I go it will be great," Moon said. "It will be a wonderful story to tell my kids but if not, I still have a wonderful story to tell my kids."

Moon said if the opportunity comes to show off his best dunks, he won't disappoint.

"I've got a few up my sleeve," Moon said. "I just want to do something that is good. If I do something that someone has done before, that's fine, as long as I do it better. Just add a different twist to it. There really aren't that many dunks left (that haven't been done). You just have to take a dunk and add your own little twist to it."

Moon's most memorable dunk contest was a high school one between himself and Gerald Wallace, now with the Charlotte Bobcats.

"I'll come up with something," Moon said.

"But if I think of something (original) I won't be telling anyone about it before the contest."

AROUND THE RIM

The Raptors' three-game home losing streak is the longest such skid in nearly two years for the club ... Expect Jason Kapono to be invited back to this year's all-star game to defend the three-point shooting crown he earned at the event a year ago.


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