Jones tallied five points (2-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and two rebounds across 27 minutes in Monday's 125-122 loss to the Thunder.
The Trail Blazers were missing CJ McCollum (foot), Jusuf Nurkic (wrist), Robert Covington (concussion), Zach Collins (ankle) and Rodney Hood (thigh) due to injuries, but the absences of five rotation players led to no meaningful boost on the offensive end for Jones, who sported a meager 9.1 usage rate on the night. Covington and Hood could be back in the lineup as soon as Thursday in Houston, but their returns shouldn't affect Jones' fantasy outlook much, as the 23-year-old looks to be purely a streaming option for defensive stats. Though he's come up empty in both steals and blocks the past two games, he's averaging 1.1 and 0.8 per game, respectively, for the season.
Jones tallied four points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 19 minutes during Monday's 112-111 win over the Raptors.
Jones has started every game so far this season for Portland, but he's seen his role diminish across the last three games after he had regularly been receiving 30-plus minutes in the early going of the season. The Trailblazers have a good amount of depth at the wing position, and Jones hasn't provided much in the way of stats despite a solid workload so far on this squad. Through 10 games, he's averaging 6.4 points on 38.6 percent shooting, 3.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.7 blocks across a career high of 27.3 minutes per game.
Jones had three points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and one rebound in 17 minutes during Sunday's 137-122 loss to the Warriors.
The 23-year-old struggled with foul trouble throughout the contest, and it was the first time all season he played fewer than 26 minutes. Jones has started all six games this season and is averaging 30.5 minutes, but his fantasy value is limited to the deepest leagues given his meager production (6.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals).
Jones recorded eight points (3-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, five steals and three assists over 33 minutes in Friday's 123-98 win over Golden State.
Jones had been somewhat quiet over the past two games, but he played a big role in Friday's win, recording his highest totals of the season in rebounds, assists and steals. He's now averaging 6.8 points and 4.6 rebounds over 33.2 minutes per game to begin the year.
Jones (back) participated at Sunday's practice, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
The 23-year-old was dealing with a back contusion, but his return to practice Sunday's puts him on track to play in Tuesday's season opener. Jones joined Portland on a two-year, $19 million deal in November and is expected begin the season as a starter for coach Terry Stotts.
Jones landed 15 points (3-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes during Sunday's 121-106 loss to the Kings.
Jones continues to impress for his new team, producing on both ends of the floor. Many things need to be considered when analyzing Jones' performance; however, there have certainly been some positive takeaways. His role appears assured at this point and while his ceiling is a little cloudy, he is worth a look late in drafts, especially if you need a player who can contribute in multiple categories without damaging your precentages.
Jones finished with 15 points (6-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 28 minutes during Friday's 127-102 preseason victory over the Kings.
Jones started at small forward for the Trail Blazers, a position he seems likely to fill once the season proper begins. He has the ability to do a bit of everything and certainly finds himself in a favorable position for arguably the first time in his career. There is an element of risk given his inability to put up consistent production; however, he is worth a look with a late draft pick in basically every format.
Jones is expected to start at one of the forward spots alongside Robert Covington, Aaron J. Fentress of The Oregonian reports.
Surprisingly, coach Terry Stotts is expected to give Jones the nod over Carmelo Anthony, who will be coming off the bench for the first time in his career. That said, Jones is a low-usage offensive player and is likely just in the starting five for defense while Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic handle the scoring.
Jones and the Trail Blazers have come to terms on a two-year, $19 million deal, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Jones averaged a career high 8.5 points with the Heat last season to go along with 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals across 23.3 minutes per game. The high-flyer projects to provide depth on the wing for Portland in the upcoming season.
Jones will be available for Monday's Game 4 against Indiana, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Questionable coming in, Jones has now been removed from the injury report and will be an option for coach Erik Spoelstra off the bench. After shaking off a scary-looking neck injury near the end of seeding play, Jones has averaged 11.7 minutes per game through the first three games of the series.
Jones is considered questionable for Monday's Game 4 against Indiana due to a sprained left ankle.
Jones' availability is something to monitor, but he's typically not a player to target in DFS contests. Through three playoff games, Jones has registered just seven points, four rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes.
Jones (ankle) managed zero points (0-1 FT), two assists and one steal in nine minutes during Saturday's 124-115 Game 3 win against the Pacers.
Jones had been listed as questionable due to an ankle injury he suffered in Thursday's Game 2. While he was able to give it a go, Jones was the only one of nine Heat players who took the court that saw single-digit minutes. He hasn't been much of a factor through three playoff games, and Jones is inconsistent enough offensively that he's somewhat of a dart throw in daily fantasy leagues even when he's earning fairly decent playing time.
Jones (ankle) will be available for Saturday's Game 3 matchup with the Pacers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Jones injured his ankle in Game 2 and was subsequently given a questionable designation for Saturday's contest. However, the issue must not have been too serious, as he has been given the green light. Look for him to take on his usual role off the bench assuming he avoids any setbacks.
Jones is questionable for Saturday's Game 3 against the Pacers due to a sprained left ankle.
Jones suffered the injury in Game 2 and might be sidelined for the Heat, who have a 2-0 lead over the Pacers. In the series, he's totaled seven points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes.
Jones (neck) has been officially cleared to play in Tuesday's Game 1 against the Pacers, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones was initially listed as questionable, but he was evaluated by the Heat's head athletic trainer during pregame warmups and will be available for coach Erik Spoelstra off the bench.
Jones (neck) is expected to be available for Tuesday's Game 1 against Indiana, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Just four days ago, Jones was being stretchered off the floor in the Heat's final seeding game, but his neck injury proved to be much less serious than it initially looked. Per coach Erik Spoelstra, Jones is expected to be cleared by Miami's medical staff prior to Tuesday's tip, so he could be back in the mix off the bench. In seven seeding games, Jones averaged 18.0 minutes of action.
Jones (neck) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's Game 1 against the Pacers.
Jones suffered a scary neck injury in Friday's seeding game against the Pacers, but it turned out to be much less serious than it initially appeared. The springy wing was unable to practice Sunday, but he went through the walk-through portion of Monday's session, so there's a chance he'll be available off the bench Tuesday.
Jones (neck) did not practice on Sunday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
After being stretchered off the court during Friday's loss to the Pacers, Jones was held out of practice on Sunday due to a strained neck. Jones looks to have avoided a serious injury, but be sure to monitor the 23-year-old's status as tipoff approaches.
Jones (neck) is taking things day-by-day and is hopeful to play in the Heat's first-round playoff series versus the Pacers, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones was taken off the court Friday in a stretcher, so the fact that his neck is just feeling "a little sore" at this point is certainly great news. Look for Andre Iguodala to be the prime beneficiary in terms of minutes off the bench should he ultimately have to miss some time.
Jones has officially been diagnosed with a strained neck.
Jones was stretchered off the court Friday following a collision, so this is certainly positive news. He is expected to be evaluated again over the weekend, but it appears he avoided a serious injury. Still, his status for the Heat's first-round series is likely up in the air at this point.
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