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July 9, 2019 03:28 AM
Hawks' Damian Jones: Traded to Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was traded to the Hawks on Monday in exchange for Omari Spellman, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

It's a curious move for the Hawks, as they just drafted Spellman in the first round of last year's draft, but it looks as if the team is in search of a legitimate backup center following the departure of Dewayne Dedmon this offseason. Jones started 22 games for the Warriors this season before undergoing surgery on a torn left pectoral muscle that kept him out until late in the postseason. Jones will likely compete with rookie Bruno Fernando for a spot in the rotation this season behind likely starter Alex Len.

July 3, 2019 05:24 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Won't play in Vegas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will not play in the Warriors' Las Vegas Summer League games, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Jones played during the California Classic, but he'll opt to train or rest on his own instead of playing in Vegas. Next season, he'll likely have a minimal role considering the presences of Willie Cauley-Stein and Kevon Looney.

June 27, 2019 03:16 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Will play in summer league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will play for the Warriors during summer league, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Jones played only 24 regular-season games last season as a result of a torn pectoral. He made strides in his game, however, averaging 5.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 block across 17.1 minutes. He'll look to continue his development with Golden State while in Vegas.

May 20, 2019 09:04 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Will come off bench in Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will come off the bench in Game 4 against the Trail Blazers, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

Jordan Bell is drawing the start in Jones' place. Jones has seen just seven minutes total over the first three games of the series, meaning he will likely continue to be a non-factor Monday.

May 18, 2019 08:08 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Starting Game 3
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Jones will start Saturday's Game 3 against the Trail Blazers, Logan Murdock of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

In a surprising development, Jones will draw the nod over Andrew Bogut. Jones has played a combined four minutes across the first two games of this series, collecting three points and two rebounds. It's possible Bogut and Kevon Looney see a reduction in workload.

May 15, 2019 11:40 AM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Sees garbage time action Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (pectoral) posted three points (1-1 FG, 1-2 FT) and one rebound across two minutes during Tuesday's 116-94 Game 1 win over the Trail Blazers.

Game 1 marked Jones' first action since Dec. 1, as he's been sidelined with a torn pectoral. His appearance was surprising -- there wasn't any indication he would be available for Tuesday's game. It's likely that coach Steve Kerr will continue to use Kevon Looney and Draymond Green as the primary options at center, but it wouldn't be surprising if Jones saw some run here and there.

May 14, 2019 03:56 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Completes 3-on-3 work
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Jones (pectoral) took part in 3-on-3 drills during Monday's practice, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Though Jones has been ruled out Tuesday for Game 1 of the Warriors' Western Conference Finals showdown with the Trail Blazers, Golden State maintains hope that the center might be ready to suit up at some point during the series. Sidelined since early December after undergoing surgery on his left pectoral, Jones would likely only play a bit role in the Warriors' frontcourt rotation if cleared before the team's postseason run concludes.

May 5, 2019 12:52 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Expects to be cleared next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (pectoral) is expected to be cleared for contact within a week, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

This is a significant step in the right direction for Jones, who the Warriors initially expected to remain out through the end of the postseason. The big man will likely have to log a few practices before being cleared for any game action, but if the Warriors advance to the Western Conference Finals, and beyond, it now looks as though Jones could be back in the mix at some point.

April 17, 2019 06:40 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Unlikely to return this year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (pectoral) is unlikely to return before season ends, Nick Friedell of reports.

There was hope that Jones would be able to return to the lineup sometime in May (if the Warriors were to make it that far), but for now, the hope seems highly unachievable. Coach Steve Kerr mentioned that he is happy with the way Jones has been progressing in rehab so far, but nevertheless, Jones has still not been cleared to resume contact drills yet. Jones hasn't played since putting up nine points back on Dec. 9.

February 21, 2019 03:20 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Unlikely to return until May
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Warriors don't anticipate Jones (pectoral) being available for game action until May, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

Though Slater notes that Jones is "rehabbing well" from surgery to repair the torn pectoral he suffered in December, the center's timetable for a return remains fairly open-ended. When Jones previously suffered a similar injury as a rookie, he needed around five months to recover, so a May comeback would represent a similar timeline. Regardless, with Jones not expected back until the postseason, the Warriors will likely look to the buyout market in the next two weeks to fortify their depth in the frontcourt.

December 7, 2018 12:48 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Undergoes surgery on pectoral
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones underwent surgery on his torn left pectoral muscle Saturday and will begin rehab in six weeks.

With Jones not scheduled to begin rehab for another six weeks, it seems very unlikely that the big man will be able to make a return during the regular season. This is the second time that Jones has suffered a torn pectoral muscle, and the injury required a five-month recovery period the last time it happened. Kevin Looney and Jordan Bell will continue splitting minutes at center until DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) is able to make his Warriors debut.

December 3, 2018 12:08 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Surgery likely needed
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Jones is expected to require surgery to address the torn left pectoral muscle he sustained in Saturday's 111-102 loss to the Pistons but will meet with a specialist in Chicago before a decision on that front is made, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The Warriors haven't clarified a timeline for Jones' recovery beyond coach Steve Kerr indicating the center would be sidelined "for a long time." Jones previously suffered a torn right pectoral muscle during a workout prior to the 2016 NBA Draft, with the injury requiring surgery that required a five-month recovery period. If surgery is needed again and a similar timeline is required, Jones would be sidelined until at least May, ending any chance of returning before the end of the regular season. With Jones out indefinitely and Draymond Green (toe) on track to miss at least three more games, Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell should absorb most of the minutes at center. The 6-foot-10 Jonas Jerebko also offers a small-ball option at the position.

December 2, 2018 02:08 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Suffers torn pectoral
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was diagnosed with a torn left pectoral muscle and is expected to miss extended time.

Jones left Saturday's game against the Pistons in the third quarter, and a subsequent MRI revealed the tear. The Warriors haven't provided a timetable, but the expectation is that Jones will miss multiple months, and he could be sidelined for the rest of the season. Without Jones, the Warriors will likely turn to Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell for most of the minutes at center when Draymond Green is off the floor or at the four.

December 1, 2018 09:00 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Won't return Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones suffered a strained left shoulder during Saturday's game against the Pistons and will not return.

The injury is enough to keep Jones out of Saturday's game, and it's not immediately clear if it will force an absence during Monday's game against the Hawks. Look for more information as gameday draws closer. If Jones misses the contest, Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell would presumably spend more time at center.

November 21, 2018 09:04 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Will start Wednesday
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Jones will draw the start Friday against the Thunder, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

It looks like the Warriors are playing Jones to be a better matchup against the Thunder's Steven Adams. Jones is averaging 17.2 minutes this season, but could see a larger role starting.

November 17, 2018 08:40 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Coming off bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will come off the bench Saturday against the Mavericks, Mike Peasley of 103.3FM ESPN reports.

Coach Steve Kerr is opting to start Kevon Looney at center, pushing Jones to the pine. Over the past five games, Jones is averaging 5.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 18.4 minutes.

November 9, 2018 09:40 AM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Steps up contributions in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 3, 2018 06:44 AM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Scores just six points Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 23, 2018 09:48 AM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Continues solid start to season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 17, 2018 01:44 PM
Warriors' Damian Jones: Will remain in starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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2016-17Golden St.108581650.0000.031030.0191.9
2017-18Golden St.1589112250.0000.03560.0251.7
2018-19Golden St.24410537471.6000.0243764.91305.4
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2016-17Golden St.1085232.300.010.140.46
2017-18Golden St.1589140.920.110.130.24
2018-19Golden St.24410753.1281.2120.5251.016
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2016-17Golden St.4213742.9000.01250.071.8
2017-18Golden St.4111250.0000.02366.741.0
2018-19Golden St.4811100.0000.01250.030.8
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2016-17Golden St.42161.500.020.510.20
2017-18Golden St.41130.800.000.000.03
2018-19Golden St.4820.500.000.000.01
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