Jones (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Sunday's 93-89 Game 7 win over the Warriors. Sunday marked the first game of the series that wasn't decided by more than 11 points, so there were no garbage time minutes to be had for Jones and the Cavs' bench mob. That's probably not an issue for the 35-year-old, who will now come away with his first NBA title after having only played one regular-season game with the Cavs.
Jones has been suspended for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals after striking Raptors' center Bismack Biyombo in the groin. Jones has played 2.9 minutes per game in the 2016 postseason, making him a rough DFS choice. He has averaged 1.0 points, and 0.3 rebounds per game in that time span. Jones' suspension will only truly effect the Cavaliers depth at shooting guard.
Jones scored three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and grabbed a rebound in six minutes during Wednesday's 123-98 Game 2 win over the Hawks. Jones hit his lone three-point attempt with 2:24 left in the fourth quarter, establishing a new single-game postseason record by knocking down the Cavs' 24th three-point of the evening. The Cavs did most of their damage from deep in the first half with 18 three-pointers, which allowed Jones to pick up some rare run in garbage time. He's not expected to be a part of the rotation during the postseason when games are more competitive.
Jones scored 13 points (6-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt) to go with five rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and a steal over 42 minutes in a 112-110 loss to the Pistons on Wednesday. Jones, a 35-year-old journeyman, was inked to a contract earlier in the day after spending the season in the D-League. While Jones was likely signed as a precautionary measure (Iman Shumpert is currently sidelined with a knee injury), the veteran of eight teams logged a heavy workload in Wednesday's game, providing Cleveland's starters with a rest before the playoffs. Jones should have a minimal role in Cleveland's playoff rotation.
Jones has been signed by the Cavs, Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Jones was waived by the Nets in October, and he eventually spent the majority of this season playing for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA D-League. During his time with the Drive this season, Jones averaged 15.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 36 minutes per contest through 43 games. He will be postseason eligible should the Cavs need his assistance.
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