Derrick Jones Rumors

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Derrick Jones
Derrick Jones
Position: F
Born: 02/15/97
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Salary: $1,645,357

Bulls, Pistons and Hawks interested in Derrick Jones

Chicago might be poised to become the slam dunk champion capital of the world. The Bulls already employ a two-time title-holder in Zach LaVine, and hang the jersey of another from the United Center rafters in Michael Jordan. This offseason, they’re also expected to pursue signing 2020 dunk contest winner Derrick Jones Jr. — who won his in Chicago — away from the Heat in free agency, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “Detroit (Pistons), Chicago and Atlanta (Hawks) are among the teams expected to have interest in Jones, according to a source,” Jackson writes. “He likely will generate some interest on the open market because of his athleticism, defensive acumen, youth (23) and the belief that he hasn’t reached his ceiling offensively.”
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Jones, 23, will be a sought-after unrestricted free agent. Teams such as Cleveland, Charlotte and Atlanta among others are expected to express interest, sources said. The 2020 dunk contest winner had a career season, averaging 8.5 points, four rebounds and one steal in 23.3 minutes a night.
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Cavs eyeing Derrick Jones?

Miami swingman Derrick Jones Jr. is on the radar. Memphis swingman Josh Jackson makes sense as a reclamation project. If the Cavs don’t draft a big and Tristan Thompson leaves in free agency, then taking a risk on former first-round pick Harry Giles would make sense. The Cavs could also split up the mid-level and use a large chunk on one player and the leftovers on another. With Matthew Dellavedova and Thompson both unrestricted free agents and Ante Zizic already signing overseas, the Cavs have a few roster spots to fill before the 2020-21 season.