Jones posted 19 points (9-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, an assist a steal and a blocked shot across 36 minutes in Sunday's 121-99 loss to the Jazz. The season-ending injury to Richaun Holmes (knee) was directly signed to the signing of Jones, who also made a deal for next season with the Kings. Part of the team's logic in keeping Jones is also related to Holmes, who will be a free agent and could be headed elsewhere.
Jones mustered 17 points (6-7 FG, 5-6 FT), 11 rebounds and three assists across 35 minutes in Friday's loss at Memphis. Jones posted season-best numbers in both points and rebounds, and he mustered his first double-double of the campaign while making a spot start at center. He has scored in double digits in two of his last four games as well.
Jones is signing a contract with the Kings for the rest of the season plus 2021-22, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Jones did enough during two 10-day deals with Sacramento to earn himself a spot with the team going forward through next season. The 25-year-old center had bounced around the season, playing for both the Suns and the Lakers prior to finding a home with the Kings. Since joining Sacramento, Jones has averaged 3.8 points and 3.7 rebounds across 15.4 minutes per game.
Jones isn't starting Sunday's game against Dallas, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Jones had started each of the past two games but averaged just 2.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per contest during that time. Hassan Whiteside will take his place in the starting five Sunday.
Jones is signing a second 10-day contract with the Kings, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Jones has started the past two games for the Kings with Richaun Holmes (hamstring) sidelined. During his three appearances with the team, he's averaged 2.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 13.3 minutes.
Last 7 Games
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