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Derrick Jones
Derrick Jones
Position: F
Born: 02/15/97
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $1,312,611
Jones has flashed these qualities in spots, but not consistently. He has great timing, reflected during a recent five-game stretch in which he blocked seven shots, no small feat for a perimeter defender. But he also has fouled too much. Entering Thursday’s contest against the Brooklyn Nets, Jones fouled 6.0 times per 100 possessions, more than any other Phoenix perimeter defender. “I think for him, it’s watching film,” forward Jared Dudley said. “He’s getting some cheap fouls just because … he has to (understand) personnel. He has all the tools with his size and his leaps. But, man, Derrick would be, what, a sophomore in college? It’s tough. You can try to make someone into (a great defender) but overall you have to master your ability, you got to do film study and then you have to have that grit of a Patrick Beverley or a Ronnie Price-type. And that’s something we’ll find out in the next couple years if he can develop.”