PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns have assigned forward Derrick Jones Jr. to the Northern Arizona Suns, their NBA Development League affiliate.
This is Jones’ sixth assignment of the season. In 18 games overall with the NAZ Suns this season, he has averaged 14.6 points on 49.0 percent shooting and 5.7 rebounds in 32.4 minutes. He tied his season-high with 23 points in his last NBA D-League game against Austin on Jan. 20.
Jones participated in the Verizon Slam Dunk at NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans last weekend, advancing to the final round before a runner-up finish in the main event of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night.