Derrick Jones Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 78 / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/15/1997 (24)
Derrick Jones Jr. Last 10 Games
Derrick Jones Jr. News
Portland Trail Blazers small/power forward Derrick Jones Jr. (quad) has been given the green light to get back into action Tuesday versus the Clippers after having missed one outing due to a thigh bruise. Jones has shifted to the second unit over the past three contests, with his return aiding Portland's frontcourt group Tuesday with Jusuf Nurkic (knee) unavailable. Even when starting, Jones' lack of consistent offensive output served as a detriment to his season-long fantasy viability, a trait that has followed him to the bench. Jones played 35 minutes against L.A. earlier this year, but logged just six points and three rebounds in that outing.
Portland Trail Blazers forward Derrick Jones Jr. (quadriceps) won't play on Saturday night against Oklahoma City. The 24-year-old won't suit up after sustaining a bruise on his right quad, an ailment that could keep him on the shelf beyond the meeting with OKC. With Jones out of the lineup, look for Norman Powell and Carmelo Anthony to divide up most of the extra minutes, making them both attractive fantasy options in an already favorable matchup with the Thunder.
Portland Trail Blazers small/power forward Derrick Jones Jr. (foot) will reclaim his spot among the starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Magic and will not face a minutes restriction. Jones returned from a four-game absence to log 18 minutes off the bench Saturday, attempting just three shots. His return to the starting five figures to bump Rodney Hood from the group, which should have an adverse effect on his fantasy intrigue. Jones' lack of offensive contributions makes him a tough fantasy option in his own right, having scored in double figures just three times in his first 18 games.
Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (abdominal) and small/power forward Derrick Jones Jr. (foot) are listed as probable to suit up for Saturday's game versus the Knicks. Lillard missed his first contest of the season Thursday due to an abdominal strain, allowing Gary Trent Jr. to start as the de facto PG. Without C.J. McCollum (foot) available, Trent still figures to carry a sizable role against New York even with Lillard trending toward a return. Jones has missed each of the last four games with a foot sprain, with his return set to bump Rodney Hood back to the second unit. Barring a last setback, fantasy managers can expect to have the MVP candidate and Jones back on the floor Saturday.