Derrick Jones Jr.


Can Derrick Jones Jr. play a role in the Blazers-Nuggets series?

With 8:43 left in the second quarter, Norman Powell picked up his third foul sending him to the bench of Game 2 between Portland and Denver. In his place came Derrick Jones Jr., the Blazers marquee free-agent signing who had fallen out of the rotation following the trade deadline acquisition of Powell.
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Why the San Antonio Spurs should rescue Derrick Jones Jr.

Going from starter to DNP's is never fun -- just ask Trey Lyles. After starting in over half of the Trail Blazers games this season, that's exactly what's happened to Derrick Jones Jr. This summer, it's time for the San Antonio Spurs to make a move. The 6-5 forward from...
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Does Derrick Jones Jr. Actually Deserve A Permanent Rotation Spot?

Sunday's benching of Derrick Jones Jr., somehow, apparently had nothing to do with the Trail Blazers' most prized offseason acquisition himself. In fact, his game-long absence against the Charlotte Hornets wasn't even planned before tipoff. As Terry Stotts tells it, Jones got the shaft against the Charlotte Hornets simply because...

Derrick Jones Jr. coming off the bench for Portland on Sunday

Portland Trail Blazers forward Derrick Jones Jr. is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Charlotte Hornets. Jones moves to the bench with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson getting the start on Sunday. Our models expect Jones to play 11.4 minutes against the Hornets. Jones' Sunday projection includes 3.9 points,...

Jimmy Butler Directs Hilarious Remark At Derrick Jones Jr. When Asked About The Miami Heat’s Defense This Season: “We Got Rid Of Derrick Jones Jr., Got His A*s Up Out Of Here, And Started Guarding Somebody.”

Jimmy Butler is known as a hard worker and serious player on the court, but he is also someone with a sense of humor. Jimmy Butler’s media appearances often show his comedic side as he is talking to reporters, and his recent media appearance after the Miami Heat win against the Portland Trail Blazers was no different.

Jimmy Butler clowns Derrick Jones Jr. over defense after Heat beat Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers lost for the third time in four games against the Miami Heat on Sunday. In the contest, the team scored just 97 points, their third-fewest on the season, as Miami's top-notch defense forced 17 turnovers. As such, they limited the Blazers to just 77 shots and turned the turnovers into 28 points.

Trail Blazers anticipate Derrick Jones Jr. will be available vs. Clippers

The Trail Blazers could use all the length they have when it comes to Tuesday’s road game against the L.A. Clippers. With tough tests against the Clippers and Jazz this week, it looks like the Blazers will be as healthy and have as complete of a roster as they’re going to have for the foreseeable future.

Why Derrick Jones Jr. is changing his jersey number with Blazers midseason

The Portland Trail Blazers are going to be seeing a new jersey on the court soon when the team's big trade deadline acquisition, Norman Powell, joins the team. But the team will have another unfamiliar-looking jersey on the court as well. It will be Derrick Jones Jr. While Jones is...

Reigning NBA Dunk Contest champion Derrick Jones Jr. won’t defend his title

After winning the NBA Dunk Competition held at NBA All-Star Weekend in 2020, Derrick Jones Jr. has decided to sit this year out. The Trail Blazers guard told Blazers reporter Casey Holdahl he will not defend his title at this year’s competition. Jones Jr., who had several highlight-reel worthy dunks...

Derrick Jones Jr.: "The sky is the limit for us"

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Damian Lillard and Derrick Jones Jr. are available for today's game at New York

There was good news on the Trail Blazers’ injury front Saturday morning. The team announced that both Damian Lillard (abdominal strain) and Derrick Jones Jr. (left foot sprain) are available for Saturday’s game against the Knicks. [Subscribe to the Talkin' Blazers Podcast]. Portland’s head coach Terry Stotts also noted that...

Damian Lillard, Derrick Jones Jr. Ruled Out Thursday vs. 76ers

The injuries continue to mount for the Trail Blazers. Lillard will miss Thursday’s game vs. the 76ers due to an abdominal issue, while Jones Jr. has been ruled out with a foot injury. C.J. McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins, and Nassir Little all remain out of the lineup as well, which leaves the team with just nine available players on Thursday. Those players are all going to benefit from additional minutes and usage opportunities vs. the 76ers.