A month and a half ago, before the Draft, Derrick Jones Jr. had decided not to activate his “player option” at 3.36 million dollars with the Bulls to test the transfer market, and thus find a better contract and above all a better salary. Unfortunately for him, his research was not very fruitful, and The Athletic announces that he will have to settle for a one-year contract in Dallas. It’s better than nothing, and more importantly, it’s fully guaranteed.
A hyper-athletic strong winger, Jones will bring his speed and size to position 4, taking over from Grant Williams and Maxi Kleber. On paper, Dallas hasn’t replaced Christian Wood, and still only has the aging JaVale McGee as a true 5 to protect the circle.
Arrivals: Richaun Holmes, Dante Exum, Grant Williams, Seth Curry, Derrick Jones Jr.
Departures: Davis Bertans, Justin Holiday, Reggie Bullock
Leaders: Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Dante Exum
Fullbacks/Wingers: Tim Hardaway Jr., Seth Curry, Josh Green, Jaden Hardy
Interiors: Grant Williams, Maxi Kleber, Richaun Holmes, JaVale McGee, Dwight Powell, Derrick Jones Jr, Derek Lively II, Olivier-Maxence Prosper
THE LIKELY MAJOR FIVE
Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Tim Hardaway Jr., Grant Williams, Dwight Powell
|2017-18 *||All Teams||20||12||39.6||16.7||66.7||1.1||0.9||1.9||0.5||1.2||0.2||0.4||0.7||3.1|
How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.