Jones (knee) will play Wednesday night against the Rockets, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Jones was forced to miss Game 4 with a sore knee, however he will be available to play in Game 5. Jones saw just seven minutes in Game 1 and in Game 3, however he saw 29 minutes of action in Game 2. With Jones available, he could cut into Derrick Rose's minutes, who saw 32 minutes in Jones' absence.
Jones (knee) participated during Wednesday's morning shootaround and remains questionable for Game 5 against Houston, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Jones missed Game 4 due to a sore knee, which could end up keeping him sidelined for Game 5. He's had a spotty role during the series, playing seven minutes each in Games 1 and 3, but 29 minutes during Game 2. In the event that he's sidelined again, Derrick Rose should continue playing a significant role. He's averaged 14.8 points, 2.8 assists and 2.3 rebounds across 23.5 minutes.
Jones (knee) is listed as questionable for Game 5 against the Rockets on Wednesday, Kyle Ratke of Timberwolves.com reports. Despite the Timberwolves failing to disclose his injury prior to Game 4, Jones ended up sitting out of that contest due to a sore knee. He's still working through some discomfort and at this point, Jones is likely to be reevaluated after Wednesday's morning shootaround before a final decision is made on his availability. Look for another update after that session and even if Jones were to be cleared, he'd likely struggle to see significant minutes considering Derrick Rose's recent breakout.
Jones is dealing with some swelling in his knee and will sit out Game 4 against the Rockets on Monday, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports. Jones apparently felt his knee stiffen up during warmups and while the Timberwolves didn't report it prior to the game, he's now expected to remain sidelined for its duration. Jones' role has fluctuated fairly significantly this series, but with Derrick Rose emerging off the bench as Jeff Teague's backup, Jones likely would've only been in line for a handful of minutes. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes in the playoffs.
Jones did not record a point (0-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt) but added three assists and two steals over 12 minutes during Thursday's 100-96 loss at Denver. Coming off what may have been his best all-around performance of the year, Jones struggled to convert a single shot Thursday. The former NCAA National Champion is currently averaging 5.0 points and 2.8 assists during his third NBA season.
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