Jones provided 16 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and three assists across 19 minutes off the bench Saturday in the Rockets' 133-108 win over the Mavericks.
After he received just three minutes Friday in the Rockets' 103-102 win over the Pistons, Jones picked up some extra playing time in the second half of the back-to-back set while Victor Oladipo rested. The two-way rookie has made the most of his limited opportunities so far this season, averaging 8.6 points on 57.4 percent shooting from the field over 13.3 minutes per game in nine appearances. He'll be an interesting name to watch in the event the Rockets elect to move one or more of their veteran wings ahead of the trade deadline.
Jones tallied 10 points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two assists and one steal in 14 minutes Monday in the Rockets' 125-120 loss to the Bulls.
After posting 24 points, six rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes while filling a starting role in Saturday's loss to the Spurs, Jones shifted back to the bench with Victor Oladipo available for his team debut and with Eric Gordon (leg) back from a two-game absence. Unsurprisingly, the move to the second unit resulted in a steep drop in minutes for Jones, but the two-way rookie was still able to provide some shooting in his limited run. Though Jones has fared well over his first six NBA appearances, he could be in danger of falling out of the rotation once the Rockets get John Wall (knee), Danuel House (COVID-19 protocols) and Sterling Brown (lower leg) back in action.
Jones will come off the bench in Monday's matchup with the Bulls, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Jones got the spot start in Saturday's loss to the Spurs and contributed 24 points (8-12 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT), while adding six rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes. He will move to the bench in favor of the recently acquired Victor Oladipo, but figures to still have a role off the bench.
Jones scored 24 points (8-12 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT) while adding six rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes during Saturday's 103-91 loss to the Spurs.
With the Rockets having only eight players available Saturday, Jones made his first career NBA start and came through with a shockingly productive performance. The undrafted rookie out of Arkansas will retain a significant role in the Rockets' backfield until the likes of John Wall (knee) and Victor Oladipo (not injury related) are able to suit up, but Jones could have a hard time matching his numbers from this one.
Jones will get the start at point guard in Saturday's game against the Spurs, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
The Rockets will be short-handed again Saturday with only eight players available. As a result, Jones should be in line for an extended workload. He contributed nine points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-1 FT) in Thursday's victory over the Spurs.
Jones scored nine points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT) in Thursday's victory over the Spurs.
The short-handed Rockets were in all-hands-on-deck mode Thursday, allowing Jones to tally a season-high 14 minutes. He hit on half his field-goal attempts and converted his lone try from the charity stripe, though he also committed three turnovers. Jones is likely to revert back to minutes in single digits when new teammate Victor Oladipo is able to take the court and/or when Eric Gordon (knee) returns from injury.
Jones put up two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two assists and one rebound in seven minutes during Friday's 132-90 win over Orlando.
Like several other Rockets, Jones missed the first few games of the season due to COVID-19 protocols, and then he suffered an ankle sprain, which cost him more time. He finally made his NBA debut in this one and scored his first points to boot.
Jones (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.
The 22-year-old missed the start of the season due to the league's health and safety protocols, and he's been sidelined by the right ankle sprain for the past week. Jones' next chance to make his season debut will be Friday against the Magic.
Jones (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Mavericks, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Jones has yet to play this season due to a right ankle injury and it doesn't look like he's likely to make that debut Monday. The 22-year-old's next chance to suit up would come Wednesday against the Pacers, but it's unlikely he would have much of a role on this team right away.
Jones (ankle) is out Saturday against the Kings.
Jones remains on the shelf with an ankle injury. It's not clear when he'll make his debut.
Jones (ankle) is out for Thursday's game against the Kings, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
As expected, after not practicing Wednesday, Jones won't be available for Thursday's game. Even when he's available, he likely won't have a significant role.
Jones did not practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.
Jones has passed through health and safety protocols, but he's now dealing with a sprained ankle. Given that he didn't practice Wednesday, it seems unlikely he'll take the court Thursday against the Kings.
Jones (COVID-19) will be required to quarantine for seven days, keeping him out of the Rockets' next two games, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Jones, Eric Gordon, DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall will all have the same quarantine requirement, making them unavailable for Saturday's game against the Trail Blazers, along with Monday's game against Denver. Jones will be eligible to return to the team Thursday against the Kings, although he's unlikely to play a significant role for the Rockets this season.
Jones' status for the opener Wednesday against the Thunder is uncertain pending contact tracing protocols, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
A myriad of Rockets players are undergoing the same protocols, and the team could be extremely short-staffed for Wednesday's opener.
|Last 7 Games|
|01/23||@ DAL||W 133-108||19||16||5||3||1||0||0|
|01/22||@ DET||W 103-102||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|01/20||vs PHO||L 103-109||12||8||0||0||3||2||0|
|01/18||@ CHI||L 120-125||14||10||0||2||0||1||0|
|01/16||@ SA||L 91-103||35||24||6||4||6||0||0|
|01/14||@ SA||W 109-105||14||9||1||1||3||0||0|
|01/12||vs LAL||L 100-117||12||5||3||1||0||1||0|
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