Jones finished with 10 points (4-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-5 FT), three assists, two steals, one rebound, and one block in 22 minutes during Sunday's 125-107 preseason loss to Milwaukee. Jones once again flashed his fantasy upside Sunday with a nice across the board performance. The free-throw efficiency was a bit of a downer on an otherwise positive night. If Jones can find his way to 20 plus minutes per night then he is worth a look at the end of drafts for his assists and steals upside. This, however, seems unlikely given his role over the past two seasons.
Jones managed 12 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, and two assists in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 128-101 loss to the Clippers. Jones came off the bench but saw one more minute than both starting guards (Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose). It's too early to tell for sure, but it doesn't exactly bode well for Jones that he appears to be third on the depth chart at point guard. With that being said, Jones is worth keeping tabs on, especially if a trade goes down.
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.
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