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5 Derrick Jones Jr. SF

Miami Heat

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
8%4%
Key Stats
GPMIN/GPTS/GREB/GAST/GFG %
5723.58.64152.5

Player Updates

August 11, 2020 12:40 AM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Puts up 18 points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones produced 18 points (9-11 FG), five rebounds and a blocked shot across 21 minutes in Monday's 114-92 win over the Pacers.

While it was announced that Jones would start on Monday, the team announced a last-second switch and instead went with Jae Crowder. The change didn't affect Jones' totals at all, however. His 18 points marked his best scoring total in bubble play. The team will likely alternate between Jones and Kelly Olynyk, depending on the matchup. While Olynyk brings extra height and length to the frontcourt, Jones is quicker off the ball and was better suited for this contest.

August 8, 2020 07:08 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will start Saturday's matchup against the Suns, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Jones is replacing Kelly Olynyk in the starting five, which should give the Heat more mobility. In 15 previous starts this season, Jones is averaging 9.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 26.1 minutes.

July 15, 2020 04:16 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (illness) returned to practice on Tuesday, the Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

Jones initially tested positive for COVID-19 back in June, so he was allowed to travel with the team to Orlando last week after returning multiple negative tests. Still, Jones had to sit out practices while quarantined, but he noted that the break did not cost him in terms of conditioning. He'll have about two weeks to get himself in shape before the Heat resume their season Aug. 1 versus the Nuggets.

July 1, 2020 11:32 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Going to Orlando
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (illness) will travel to Orlando to participate in the resumed 2019-20 season, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Jones tested positive for coronavirus in late June, but he was asymptomatic. Assuming he tests negative for the virus when his 14-day quarantine period ends, Jones should be ready to resume practicing with the Heat as early as next weekend. Prior to the NBA's hiatus, Jones appeared in 51 games, averaging 8.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 24.5 minutes.

June 25, 2020 01:56 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Tests positive for COVID-19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was revealed Thursday to have tested positive for COVID-19, though he's been deemed asymptomatic and is expected to join the Heat in Orlando when the season restarts in July, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Jones is the first member of the Heat to test positive for the coronavirus since the league-wide shutdown in mid-March, but he joins a group of at least five other known NBA players who tested positive this week. The forward will go into self-isolation for the next two weeks; he'll miss out on some training time as a result, though he could still be ready to join the team by July 9, the projected date the Heat are scheduled to make the move to Orlando.

March 12, 2020 04:16 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Goes off with 23-point effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones posted 23 points (10-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt), two rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 109-98 loss to the Hornets.

Jones has started 13 of Miami's last 15 games and while his production has not been very good, he remains capable of these scoring outbursts on any given night. For what is worth, this 23-point outing was his second-highest scoring performance of the season.

March 8, 2020 11:00 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Defensive production Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones ended with just four points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 31 minutes during Sunday's 100-89 victory over the Wizards.

Jones saw an uptick in his playing time with Jimmy Butler (toe) only able to last 24 minutes. Jones compiled four defensive counters but struggled on the offensive end of the floor. It doesn't sound as though Butler is going to miss significant time but if he misses any time, Jones could provide interesting streaming value.

February 28, 2020 07:20 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Back to starting five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will start Friday's game against the Mavericks.

Jones' starting role has fluctuated lately, but he'll get the nod Friday. Across his eight starts this season, he's averaging 9.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 28.4 minutes.

February 27, 2020 02:12 AM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Returns to bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

The 23-year-old started six of the last seven games but will return to the bench Wednesday with Jimmy Butler (personal) retaking the court. Jones is averaging 10.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals in 27.2 minutes through 10 games in February.

February 23, 2020 06:00 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Brings defense vs. Cavs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones started at small forward and contributed 13 points (5-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists and four steals across 27 minutes Saturday in the Heat's 124-105 win over the Cavaliers.

Jones drew his seventh start of the season while Jimmy Butler (personal) was away from the team, delivering one of his better all-around lines of the season. Considering the Heat have already ruled Butler out for Monday's rematch with Cleveland, Jones will likely be in store for another top-unit assignment and quality minutes to go along with it. He looks like a worthy short-term streaming option, particularly for fantasy managers looking for defensive stats production.

February 22, 2020 07:40 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Returns to starting five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones is starting Saturday's game versus the Cavaliers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Jones started the previous four games before coming off the bench Thursday against Atlanta, but he'll return to the lineup for Saturday's game. The 23-year-old is averaging 9.0 points and 3.5 rebounds over 27.2 minutes in six starts this season.

February 20, 2020 06:56 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Shifts to bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will come off the bench Thursday against the Hawks.

Jones started the last four games before the All-Star break, but he'll give way to Jae Crowder in this one. Across seven appearances this month, Jones is averaging 10.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 steal in 27.9 minutes.

February 16, 2020 11:32 AM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Bests Gordon in dunk contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones defeated the Magic's Aaron Gordon in the final round of Saturday's Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in Chicago.

Appearing in the contest for the second time in his career, Jones was able to outlast Gordon after judges awarded him 48 of a possible 50 points on a second tiebreaker dunk in which he converted a windmill jam with his left hand. Gordon, meanwhile, was awarded 47 points on his final dunk, during which he jumped over 7-foot-5 Celtics center Tacko Fall. Though Jones' athleticism has long been his calling card, he's starting to translate his physical gifts into more well-rounded production in his fourth NBA season. The forward entered the All-Star break averaging 8.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 0.9 assists in 24.7 minutes per game -- all career highs -- while shooting 49.4 percent from the field.

February 7, 2020 09:32 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Enters starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will start at small forward in Friday's game against the Kings, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.

With Jimmy Butler (shoulder) sidelined, Jones will draw the spot-start. He has averaged 13.0 points and 4.5 rebounds across 32.0 minutes in two starts this season.

February 4, 2020 11:00 AM
Heat's Derrick Jones: Scores 15 in 37 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones registered 15 points (5-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two steals and one assist in 37 minutes during Monday's 137-106 win over the 76ers.

Jones matched his career high in minutes, which he just happened to have set in an overtime win against these same Sixers on Dec. 28. Meyers Leonard (ankle) exited early and Justise Winslow (back) is out for at least another week-plus, so Jones may be in line for ample minutes again in Wednesday's tilt versus the Clippers.

January 21, 2020 11:24 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones Jr.: Returns to Monday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (eye) checked back into Monday's game against the Kings, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.

Jones went to the locker room after being poked in both eyes, but he managed to return for the final seconds of the fourth quarter. He finished with seven points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3PT, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and an assist across 28 minutes.

January 20, 2020 07:08 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones Jr.: Questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones is questionable to return to Monday's game against Sacramento after being poked in both eyes in the third quarter.

Jones drew the start Monday with Jimmy Butler (hip) out, though Kendrick Nunn and Dion Waiters could pick up extra minutes down the stretch if he's unable to return.

January 20, 2020 04:24 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones Jr.: Starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will move into the starting lineup Monday against the Kings.

The Heat will be without Jimmy Butler (hip), so Jones will get the nod at small forward for what will be just his second start of the season. He'll be joined by Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn, Meyers Leonard and Bam Adebayo.

January 19, 2020 07:28 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones Jr.: Logs 16 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones had six points (2-5 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one block in 16 minutes during Sunday's 107-102 loss to the Spurs.

Jones crashed the glass and put home an incredible put-back slam, but he wasn't that involved in this one despite the continued absence of Justise Winslow (back). Jones averaged 25.5 minutes in December and 27.1 minutes through his first eight appearances in January, and fantasy owners can likely expect him to earn plenty of minutes more often than not when Winslow is out.

January 10, 2020 04:24 PM
Heat's Derrick Jones Jr.: Ready to go Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (thigh) will be available to play Friday against the Nets, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The 22-year-old was considered questionable after sustaining a left thigh bruise at some point, but the injury won't end up impacting his availability Friday. Jones averaged 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.5 steals and 2.0 blocks in 33 minutes over the last two games and will look to continue his strong stretch of play in Brooklyn.

Last 7 Games
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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonteamGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2019-20MIA51124916632351.43412627.08811377.94548.90
2018-19MIA60115316032449.4289130.87412260.74227.03
2017-18PHO-MIA20245215339.631816.7162466.7613.05
2016-17PHO325456812156.231127.3294170.71685.25
Total163319341582150.56824627.620730069.011056.78
More Stats
SeasonteamGMINREBRPGASTAPGSTLSPGBLKBPGTOMPG
2019-20MIA5112492134.18571.12541.06360.712724.5
2018-19MIA6011532404.00370.62460.77420.704319.2
2017-18PHO-MIA20245381.9090.4540.20130.65712.2
2016-17PHO32545792.47120.38140.44130.411317.0
Total16331935703.501150.711180.721040.649019.6
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/210
Birthdate:
2/15/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Chester, PA, USA
Team:
Miami Heat
School:
Nevada-Las Vegas
NBA Experience:
3