Jones (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's 121-117 win over the Raptors. Jones has long been one of LeBron James' favorite teammates and is beloved by many others in the Cavs' locker room, but that's about the extent of the 36-year-old's value at this stage of his career. He's only made three appearances in the Cavs' 10 games, totaling a combined eight minutes.
Jones reached an agreement with the Cavaliers on Tuesday to return on a one-year, $1.55 million contract for the 2016-17 season, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports. As expected, Jones will be back in Cleveland, and this will mark his sixth straight season playing on a minimum contract. While the veteran's role has diminished considerably over the past few years, he remains a valuable locker room presence and close confidant of defending Finals MVP LeBron James. Like James, Jones will be seeking his seventh consecutive Finals appearance.
Jones went without a point (0-2 FT) and grabbed two rebounds in nine minutes during Sunday's 110-77 Game 2 loss to the Warriors. Jones has played in each of the last four postseason games, all of which have been blowouts. Unfortunately, the Cavs have been beaten soundly by the Warriors in both contests so far this series, so Jones' presence on the court hasn't been a welcome development. He'll remain outside of the rotation if Wednesday's Game 3 matchup in Cleveland proves more competitive.
Jones (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Monday's 104-93 Game 1 win over the Hawks. The Cavs have kept Jones active for all five of their postseason games to date, but the veteran hasn't got off the bench in any of the last three contests. With coach Tyronn Lue tightening his rotation as the stakes become higher in the playoffs, Jones likely won't see the floor outside of blowouts.
Jones finished with 10 points (2-5 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), one rebound, and one steal in eight minutes during the Cavaliers' 106-100 loss to the Rockets on Tuesday. After appearing in just two games during February, Jones has at least seen the floor in six March matchups. With that being said, Jones doesn't do much besides score anymore, and the last time he put up 10 points was back on Jan. 2. Even assuming that Cavaliers' coach Tyronn Lue will continue to rest LeBron James and his stars here and there as the regular season winds down, Jones' impact in fantasy is minimal at best.
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