Posted July 07, 2013

Nets’ Mason Plumlee throws down poster dunk on Pistons’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Ben Golliver, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Mason Plumlee, Orlando Summer League

Nets forward Mason Plumlee threw down a poster dunk over Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope during Orlando Summer League play on Sunday.

Midway through the first quarter, Plumlee pushed the ball up court, executing a fairly smooth spin move before elevating over Caldwell-Pope and finishing hard with two hands. The dunk gave Brooklyn a 5-4 lead.

Plumlee, 23, spent four seasons at Duke before he was selected No. 22 in last month’s draft. Caldwell-Pope, 20, played at Georgia for two seasons before being the eighth pick in 2013.

Orlando Summer League runs from July 7-12 at the Amway Center. Las Vegas Summer League runs from July 12-22 at the Thomas &  Mack Center and COX Pavilion.


Goodness that was a nice move for a big guy. I certainly didn't think he had that in his game.


Nice play but I wouldn't call it a poster dunk. Anyhow I don't believe in poster dunks. A player shouldn't be embarrassed he was dunked over. Back in the day, they would have found themselves on the bench if they veered away from a dunk. But the game has changed so much, players think it's better to not defend to the last possible instant, anymore.