Damian Jones

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  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones got the start for the Warriors but played just three minutes after picking up three fouls in the first quarter to finish with no other countable statistic in Saturday's win.

    Jones got the start and then got the hook early after drawing three fouls in the first 3:17 of Game 3. Jones got the start over Andrew Bogut after playing just two minutes in Game 2 and two minutes in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Bogut and Jones played a combined six minutes this game and did not contribute anything offensively. Jordan Bell and Kevon Looney picked up the slack and ended up playing 42 minutes and contributing 14 points. It is unlikely that Jones will start again going into Game 4.

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones, who recently recovered from a torn pectoral, will be starting for the Warriors in Game 3 on Saturday.

    This is an interesting play from the Warriors, who are opting to start a young and more athletic, albeit less experienced Jones over a veteran and former NBA champion Andrew Bogut. It is likely that they want someone to put a body early on Enes Kanter to slow him down. The fact that Steve Kerr is trusting Jones with the start bodes well for his health status coming into this game.

    Source: Logan Murdock on Twitter

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones (torn left pectoral) made a surprise return in Tuesday's Game 1 against the Blazers, scoring three points in two minutes of action.

    It was Jones' first game since December 1 and he received a nice ovation from the crowd upon checking in. He's unlikely to play much in the way of meaningful minutes this series, though he could challenge Andrew Bogut for playing time once he gets back into game shape.

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones was able to participate in parts of 3-on-3 drills during Monday's practice.

    Jones was recently cleared to return to practice after recovering from surgery to repair a left pectoral tear. We haven't heard anything about a possible return to the court yet so we’ll just assume that Jones is making baby steps for now.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones (left pectoral tear) has been cleared for full contact as he makes his way towards a return.

    Jones only played 24 games this season before suffering the injury. With the Warriors adding Andrew Bogut and going small for long stretches, there’s not a whole lot of opportunity for Jones and it’s not guaranteed he’ll see any meaningful minutes when he’s cleared for game action.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones (torn left pectoral) will be cleared for contact next week and could return this postseason.

    Jones was limited to 24 games this year before sustaining the injury. He'll start with 3-on-3 work and build from there, so it's not out of the question that we see him on the court again if the Warriors keep advancing. Golden State's starting center to open the year, Jones may leapfrog Jordan Bell and Andrew Bogut in the pecking order once he's ready to go.

    Source: Logan Murdock on Twitter

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones' season ended after having to undergo pectoral surgery in late March, but he finishes 2018-19 as one of the more pleasant surprises with deep-league appeal as a breakout player.

    The torn pectoral muscle limited Jones to playing just 24 games for the Warriors in 2018-19. He was a revelation this season though, as he emerged as the best option in their center-by-committee approach, outperforming Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell to secure the starting center gig while the team waited on DeMarcus Cousins' recovery. Jones ends the season with values of 228/208 8/9-cat per game and 349/339 8/9-cat total value with averages of 5.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Steve Kerr said on Thursday that Damian Jones (left pectoral surgery) is making a lot of progress with his recovery and has been doing on-court work over the last week, but remains doubtful to return for the playoffs.

    With the Warriors’ recent acquisition of Andrew Bogut, there is no need to rush back Jones this year. Even if he were to return, he has no fantasy value.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones (left pectoral surgery) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Jones, who underwent surgery in early December, is progressing well but will continue to sit. If or when he returns, he will be buried on the depth chart. There are no fantasy implications here.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones (torn pectoral) could return to the court in May, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

    Jones suffered the injury in early December and the Warriors were supposed to decide six weeks from then whether or not he'd return this season. It certainly sounds like they've given him the green light. Whether the Warriors roll with a returning Jones or shut him down and hit the buyout market, no new addition to the center rotation will impact fantasy leagues.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones underwent surgery on his torn pectoral muscle on Friday and will begin rehab in six weeks.

    At the six-week window, the Warriors will decide if Jones will return this season. The Warriors haven't been able to put out a valuable center for fantasy purposes at any point in their dynasty. For the time being, it's some Kevovn Looney and Jordan Bell while they wait for DeMarcus Cousins to save them.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones has suffered a torn pectoral muscle and there is not yet a timetable for his return.

    He's reportedly going to go see a specialist sometime this week but this could very well be a long term injury. Jones suffered the injury against the Pistons on Saturday night. Stay tuned for updates on what his timetable will be.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones started in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder, scoring four points on 2-of-2 shooting with zero rebounds, three assists, one steal and three blocks in 21 minutes.

    The Warriors centers are a mess and Kevon Looney was better in this one with four points, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks. Unless you're in a very deep league or just desperate for a warm body, you can find better options.

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones will start in Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Kevon Looney had drawn the previous two starts and this doesn't necessarily help Jones, as he'll have to deal with more of Steven Adams rather than less.

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones moved to the bench on Saturday but responded with two points, seven rebounds, a steal and four blocks in 22 minutes of playing time.

    The blocks were a career-high and the boards tied his career-high. Jones was demoted out of nowhere and we'd bet on him getting back into the starting five before too long. He's still just a blocks specialist but there's some deep-league appeal.