Damian Jones
Damian Jones
23-Year-Old CenterC
Golden State Warriors
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Damian Jones in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year, $2.39 million contract with the Warriors in July of 2016. Warriors exercised $1.51 million team option for 2018-19 in October of 2017. Warriors exercised $2.31 million team option for 2019-20 in October of 2018.
Will come off bench in Game 4
CGolden State Warriors
May 20, 2019
Jones will come off the bench in Game 4 against the Trail Blazers, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Jordan Bell is drawing the start in Jones' place. Jones has seen just seven minutes total over the first three games of the series, meaning he will likely continue to be a non-factor Monday.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
The Warriors’ status as perhaps the league’s deepest team has allowed general manager Bob Myers to prioritize talent and untapped potential in the draft the last few years rather than NBA-ready contributors with lower ceilings, and Jones’ selection with the final pick of the first round in 2016 was emblematic of that. The center from Vanderbilt had already suffered a torn right pectoral muscle prior to the draft that ended up sidelining him from contact drills until late November, but Jones’ combination of size (seven feet, 245 pounds) and high-level athleticism was too tantalizing for the Warriors to pass up. Since the 22-year-old was always viewed as a long-term project, he unsurprisingly appeared in just 10 games with the NBA team as a rookie, averaging just 8.5 minutes per appearance. The organization was hopeful that Jones would at least be able to show signs of becoming a dominant post force and capable interior defender while receiving more extended action with the D-League’s Santa Cruz Warriors, and though he struggled to meet those goals initially, he rewarded Golden State’s faith by season’s end. He earned D-League Player of the Month honors for games played in March and April after averaging 17.6 points and 7.8 rebounds across 12 contests, while also doing well to avoid the foul trouble that plagued him previously. Entering his second professional season, Jones still looks to be on the outside looking in for a regular rotation spot with Zaza Pachulia and JaVale McGee above him on the depth chart at center and Draymond Green around to serve as a small-ball option at the position, so expect Jones to move frequently between the G-League and the NBA team in order to pick up minutes. If Jones is able to make further strides in his development this season, he could have an easier path to minutes with the Warriors in 2018-19, as both Pachulia and McGee are set to become free agents next summer.
The Warriors selected Jones with the final pick of the first round in the June draft, marking the second straight season they've chosen a project big man in the first round after grabbing power forward Kevon Looney a year earlier. Like Looney, Jones won't be asked to challenge a rotation spot as a rookie and carries injury risk. He required surgery in June to repair a torn pectoral muscle, which caused him to sit out summer league and figures to sideline him throughout preseason play. The missed development time during training camp will likely prevent Jones from logging more than a handful of appearances in the first half of the season, but that shouldn't dim the luster on the Warriors' investment. The center position is the Warriors' weakest on the roster, and with Zaza Pachulia and Anderson Varejao both on the downside of their careers and on short-term deals with the club, Jones could have a path to fantasy relevance as soon as 2017-18 if his performance in practices, D-League games and his limited opportunities with the Warriors warrant it. While his college numbers from last season at Vanderbilt didn't really pop, Jones' physical attributes are matched by few center prospects. At seven feet and 244 pounds with an outstanding 7-foot-3.75 wingspan, Jones has impressive size and length, and packs plenty of athleticism into his frame. He's unlikely to be the kind of player capable of creating his own shot, but with Stephen Curry and plenty of other talents surrounding him, Jones won't ever be tasked with shouldering a major offensive load.
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Starting Game 3
CGolden State Warriors
May 18, 2019
Jones will start Saturday's Game 3 against the Trail Blazers, Logan Murdock of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Sees garbage time action Tuesday
CGolden State Warriors
May 15, 2019
Jones (pectoral) posted three points (1-1 FG, 1-2 FT) and one rebound across two minutes during Tuesday's 116-94 Game 1 win over the Trail Blazers.
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Completes 3-on-3 work
CGolden State Warriors
May 14, 2019
Jones (pectoral) took part in 3-on-3 drills during Monday's practice, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Expects to be cleared next week
CGolden State Warriors
May 5, 2019
Jones (pectoral) is expected to be cleared for contact within a week, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
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Unlikely to return this year
CGolden State Warriors
April 17, 2019
Jones (pectoral) is unlikely to return before season ends, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.
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