Jones registered eight points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt), two assists, two steals and one rebound across 13 minutes during Thursday's 119-111 win over the Lakers.
Jones' eight points Thursday were the most he has scored since going off for 15 back on Feb. 3. Aside from a few double digit scoring performances, the former Duke guard has been consistently lingering in single digits and has not provided major contributions to any statistical category during the season.
Jones scored 15 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3PT, 2-2 FT) to go with one rebound, one assist and two steals in 20 minutes during Saturday's 118-107 win against New Orleans.
After scoring a combined seven points on 3-of-9 shooting in his last three games, Jones was a rather efficient 6-of-9 for a bench-leading 15 points Saturday. A bench scoring performance like this one is rare for the guard. For the season, he has scored at least 10 points in only eight games this season. Four of those double-digit scoring nights have happened since January 6. While he was impressive as a reserve Saturday, Jones has limited potential as a bench scorer.
Jones scored 13 points with five assists in 24 minutes in Saturday's win over the Nets. He played the entire fourth quarter with Jeff Teague getting rest due to a sore ankle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
It sounds like Teague missed the fourth quarter as a precaution and since Jones was playing well. Still, Jones could see increased minutes or even start Monday at Atlanta.
Jones will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.
Jones has started the Timberwolves' last seven games with Jeff Teague (knee) sidelined, but he'll return to a bench role with Teague set to return to action Wednesday. The 21-year-old guard could still see a fair share of minutes Wednesday as Minnesota eases Teague back into things, though he'll ultimately be in line for a decrease in playing time as Teague works back into the fold. Jones is averaging 3.4 points, 2.2 assists and 1.6 rebounds across 14.4 minutes per game when coming off the bench this season.
Jones tallied six points (3-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt), eight assists, two rebounds and two steals across 28 minutes in Monday's 127-99 win over the Cavaliers.
While Jones' struggles from 3-point range continued Monday -- he's shooting just 2-for-17 (11.8 percent) from downtown while starting at point guard over the last nine games in place of Jeff Teague (knee) -- he remained a pest on the defensive end and contributed a new season high in assists, exceeding his total (six) from the past three contests combined. Because swingman Jimmy Butler typically serves as the Timberwolves' top creator, Jones shouldn't be expected to regularly offer value in the assists column, but his high steal totals should be stable while he logs major minutes in place of Teague, who is expected to miss at least another week.
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