Derrick Jones Jr.

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  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones came off the bench to score 13 points as well as five rebounds, two steals, one assist and one three in Friday's loss to the Rockets.

    It was a solid showing for Jones who will try to distinguish himself from the other bench forwards on the Heat roster this season. More than likely he won't get enough minutes to be relevant on a nightly basis, but has strong appeal as a defensive streamer with upside for more should he play himself into a larger role or the Heat suffer injuries.

  • Duncan Robinson
    F, Miami Heat

    Duncan Robinson has played himself into the Miami Heat's regular rotation, and may be a candidate to start at small forward.

    Robinson has started three of the last four preseason games at SF for the Heat, putting up a line of 17 points (5-of-10 shooting), four threes, and a block while remaining perfect from the line in the preseason finale. Erik Spoelstra typically runs a deep rotation and he said that he wanted to play his best ten guys on Thursday. Robinson will need to remain efficient to be worth monitoring, but his insertion into Spoelstra's rotation likely means that the Heat will employ a committee at the three, complicating the minutes situation for late-round flier Derrick Jones, Jr. Robinson is more of a 3-point stream option to put on watch lists in deeper leagues while Jones remains a worthy late-round dart throw.

    Source: Sun-Sentinel

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones limped to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Monday night after a nice performance off the bench against the Hawks, putting up 14 points (6-of-12 FGs, 1-of-3 FTs), nine rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    It's good to see Jones get so many minutes when the majority of the Heat guards were available tonight. He'll likely be around 20 minutes per game once again this coming season. But he's a player to grab if anyone in front of him goes down, as he can put up defensive stats in a hurry.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones scored seven points in the Heat's victory over the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Derrick Jones scored seven points with two rebounds and one steal coming off of the bench for the Heat on Wednesday. Coach Spoelstra talked up Jones during training camp saying that Jones was in the gym more than anyone during the summer. Derrick Jones is someone to target in the late rounds of drafts with a path to minutes at both forward spots and big upside in defensive stats.

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Jared Weiss has reported that the Heat do not want to give up Derrick Jones to the Mavs as part of the sign-and-trade deal that facilitates their landing Jimmy Butler.

    The Mavs only agreed to join in the trade to help make the math work under the assumption that they would be getting both Jones and Kelly Olynyk out of this deal. If the Mavs pull out, the Heat will need to find another trade partner and possibly ship off Goran Dragic to make the numbers work out.

    Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    The Mavs are set to acquire Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. as part of Miami's sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler, per Marc Stein.

    Olynyk figures to mix into the frontcourt rotation, though with Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith (both currently unsigned) all capable of playing the four and Kristaps Porzingis returning to action, this is a really tough spot for him to carve out fantasy value. The same can be said for Jones, though his athleticism and stat set will have a slightly larger opportunity to shine as a reserve on the wing.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    F/G, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. had 13 points, four rebounds and a couple missed dunks that were still impressive in Wednesday's season finale vs. the Nets.

    Airplane Mode made a bit of a breakthrough this season, as he had stretches of fantasy relevance, but he still ranked in just the 250-range. The 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks in just 19.2 mpg are his potential ticket to fantasy value.

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    F/G, Miami Heat

    The Heat are listing Derrick Jones Jr. (right knee bone bruise) as available for Friday's game against the Wolves.

    This is a great development for Jones and the Heat, as they need help without Josh Richardson. Jones has the chance to start on Friday and play a significant role for the remainder of the season. He makes for an intriguing cheap DFS play tonight and a name to keep an eye on in the waiver wire for his ability to get defensive stats.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    F/G, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. (right knee bone bruise) is questionable play the Wolves on Friday.

    The Heat have a need for Jones to return with Josh Richardson going down for the next few weeks. If Jones can play, he'll take some minutes away from the rest of the guard/wing rotation. Jones is an option in deeper leagues.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    F/G, Miami Heat

    The Heat are listing Derrick Jones Jr. (right knee bone bruise) as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    The Heat's wing rotation is in flux at the moment with Jones out and Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder and Justise Winslow all questionable. We will have to wait to see who is ultimately ruled in and out to determie the full fantasy implications but Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade and Dion Waiters will continue to see ample time with Duncan Robinson sprinkled in if the above can't go.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    F/G, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. (right knee) exited Monday's game and will not return.

    Jones had just one point, two rebounds and a block in 17 minutes. James Johnson started the second half in his place. The Heat should provide an update after the game on the severity of the injury.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    F/G, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. (personal) has rejoined the Heat and will be available for Monday's matchup with the Celtics.

    Jones missed morning shootaround but was expected to play in this one, and the fact that he's back with the team means he should be good to go. Give DJJ a look if you need steals, blocks and some threes.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    F/G, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. (personal) is expected to play on Monday vs. the Celtics.

    He wasn't at the shootaround for Monday's game but he's expected to join the Heat later in the day. The Heat are involved in a tight race for the last three spots in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Right now they're the eighth seed one game behind the sixth-seeded Pistons and half a game behind the seventh-seeded Nets. They need to win all the games that they can and having DJJ back will certainly help them do that.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter