Jones went for 12 points (6-8 FG, 0-1 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal across 23 minutes in the Warriors' 134-111 loss to the Bucks on Thursday. After a multi-game downturn, Jones sprung back to life to an extent on the offensive end, posting his best scoring total since Oct. 22. The surge was almost certainly a byproduct of Draymond Green's absence with a toe injury, so it remains to be seen whether Jones can sustain it when the latter returns to the lineup. It's also worth noting that Jones hadn't logged more than 20 minutes in the prior seven games, and the extended playing time also likely stemmed from the Warriors being thinner than usual in the frontcourt.
Jones had six points (2-3 FG, 2-2 FT), and four rebounds in 16 minutes during Friday's 116-99 victory over the Timberwolves. Jones continues to start for the Warriors but has certainly declined after his impressive start to the season. The starting role is simply a label as his minutes fluctuate from game-to-game, resulting in limited production. Despite starting, he is not a standard league player, holding value in dynasty formats primarily.
Jones offered 13 points (5-5 FG, 3-5 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one block across 20 minutes in the Warriors' 123-103 win over the Suns on Monday. Jones was back in double digits in the scoring column for the first time since the opener, and he continued offering serviceable production elsewhere relative to playing time. The young center's fantasy prospects are naturally capped considering his role as a fifth option on the offense and limited minutes, but he's proven an ideal complementary fit thus far in his starting tenure. Jones is slated to keep a hold on the top job at the five until DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) is ready for a return.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after Tuesday's season-opening 108-100 win over the Thunder that Jones will remain the team's starting center, Tim Kawakami of The Athletic reports. "We're going to stay with [Jones]," Kerr said. "I don't know for how long, but we'll stay with him. We've got [Rudy] Gobert and [Nikola] Jokic coming up on this road trip and he's got the size and athleticism to deal with them and he's going to learn an awful lot." Jones looked plenty comfortable while starting Tuesday, finishing with 12 points, three rebounds and three blocks in 27 minutes. While that minutes total was a bit higher than expected, Jones' athleticism and defensive presence allowed Kerr to keep him on the floor for longer stretches. After the game, Kerr confirmed to reporters that he'll stick with Jones for the time being, with Kevon Looney serving as the primary backup.
Jones generated 12 points (6-7 FG), three rebounds, two assists and three blocks across 27 minutes in the Warriors' 108-100 win over the Thunder on Tuesday. Jones opened the season in the starting center job he earned with a solid exhibition slate, and he responded by turning in a performance much like the ones that snagged him the spot in the first place. The young big man was an effective complementary option on the scoreboard, surprisingly checking in just two points behind a struggling Klay Thompson in points on the night. Any offensive contributions the team can get from Jones is a bonus given the prolific upside of its superstars, putting him in a good position to succeed as he holds down the position until DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) is ready for action later this season.
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