Derrick Jones Jr.

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  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. had a strong shooting night on Wednesday, putting up 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting, while tallying two rebounds, an assist, a steal and two blocks.

    It was a strong all around night for Jones who has been a strong contributor for the Heat down the stretch. Tonight he showed his ability to touch all categories.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (left big toe) has been downgraded to out ahead of Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Hornets.

    Butler was forced to leave Sunday’s contest vs. the Wizards in the second half as a result of this most recent injury. Jae Crowder and Derrick Jones Jr. will see the biggest increase in opportunity with Butler sidelined. Goran Dragić and Kendrick Nunn have also seen a slight uptick in minutes when Butler sits out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    An injured toe will keep Jimmy Butler sidelined for the rest of Sunday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Injuries have always been a pest with Butler as an elite fantasy prospect. He was able to walk off the court and played through the toe issue for 24 minutes on Sunday, and nobody would question Butler's warrior mentality, but at the end of the day, he's only been able to play 70 or more games twice in his career. If Butler misses games Derrick Jones Jr. would be a standard league asset for his versatile lines.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. checked back into the game against the Wizards on Sunday.

    Presumably, the injury was not too serious if Jones is already getting back into the action. If Jimmy Butler, who also left this game, is forced to miss time, DJJ would become a standard league asset again. He also makes for a useful insurance policy if you have Butler on your roster already.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. went back to the locker room during the second half against the Wizards.

    It is not apparent why Jones had to exit the game but it is a situation we will continue to monitor. He's struggling to carve out a major role on this roster when everyone is healthy. Jae Crowder and Duncan Robinson would benefit if DJJ has to miss time.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. will be in the starting lineup for the Heat-Mavs contest on Friday.

    Kelly Olynyk is shifting back to the bench to make room for Jones. Now that Jimmy Butler is back Jones role is limited, and he is more of a 16-team option under these circumstances. This roster is just too deep with Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala now joining the fray. Jones is still useful if you are hunting steals or blocks. Olynyk will have his moments in the right matchups, but is mainly a deep league play.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (personal) is not traveling with the Heat for their game against the Cavs on Monday due to personal reasons.

    It still isn't clear why Butler is out, but fortunately for fantasy managers this is only a one game road trip for the Heat. They come home to face the Wolves on Wednesday so for now he has a good shot at suiting up for that contest. Derrick Jones Jr. will likely pick up another start in Butler's stead, and look for Duncan Robinson and Jae Crowder to receive an uptick in offensive opportunities.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. moved into the starting five on Saturday and responded with 13 points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals and a 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

    Jimmy Butler was out tonight and Jones reaped the rewards. The bruised shin he suffered on Thursday doesn't look to be a concern anymore and Jones' stat set has him worth an add as a streamer whenever one of Miami's typical rotation guys is out. He's clinging to late-round value on the full season but there's middle-round upside when the minutes are readily available.

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Miami Heat

    Jae Crowder was limited to 23 minutes on Thursday as he fouled out after scoring 14 points and hitting two triples.

    Crowder has been fantastic since joining the Heat and earned his first start with his new squad. He didn't get the minutes because of the fouls but he did still produce something. He replaced Derrick Jones in the starting lineup, who did nothing against Utah going into the break. Jones dealt with a bruised shin in this contest and was limited to six points in 13 minutes.

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. (bruised left shin) is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Hawks.

    Jones had played seven minutes before going down with the injury. For the short term we should see more of Andre Iguodala and Solomon Hill and we'll see if he can return.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) will not play on Thursday.

    Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. will help to fill in. Leonard will have the occasional strong game but isn't a major fantasy contributor.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. won the Dunk Contest on Saturday in an epic showdown with Aaron Gordon.

    Jones and Gordon extended the Dunk Contest into overtime and treated us to some of the best dunks in recent memory. Jones put on a spectacular performance with one 360, between-the-legs dunk that was reminiscent of Vince Carter. Gordon dunked over Tacko Fall in his final dunk and put up dunks worthy of a trophy himself. Jones earned the nickname of Airplane Mode on Saturday and is an option at the end of your bench in 14-team leagues.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (right shoulder strain) is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Warriors.

    Butler hasn't played since being injured last Wednesday. Derrick Jones Jr. will continue to be a key player if Butler is held out again.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones started for Jimmy Butler (shoulder) on Sunday night but had an unusually empty line with 11 points, three rebounds and two triples in 25 minutes.

    Jones has a great stat set and has been a middle-round option over the last two weeks, though you'll want to keep an eye on his playing time with Andre Iguodala and Jae Crowder now in the fold. Hold onto Jones for another few games to see if this is just a blip on the radar.

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. started for an injured Jimmy Butler (shoulder) and wound up producing an odd line, going 0-for-3 from the field and getting all his nine points from the line (9-of-14 shooting).

    DJJ also added six boards and swiped one steal to the box. It wasn't the big multi-cat line many were hoping to see from him. This sub-par performance highlights the fact that he cannot lean on sheer athleticism in every game. His ability to fill the box score is only marred by his inefficient shooting. He's more of a deep-league play right now.