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|No. 15 – Golden State Warriors|
June 30, 1995|
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
|NBA draft||2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30th overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|2016–present||Golden State Warriors|
|2016–2018||→Santa Cruz Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Damian William Jones (born June 30, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Vanderbilt Commodores. Jones was selected in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft by the Warriors with the 30th overall pick. He is a two-time NBA champion, having won both with Golden State in 2017 and 2018.
Jones attended Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he averaged 15.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, and 2.0 assists as a senior. He was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and committed to Vanderbilt University.
In three seasons at Vanderbilt, Jones averaged 13.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.69 blocks and 27.2 minutes in 99 games, garnering first-team All-SEC honors as both a sophomore and junior. Jones hit 56.6 percent from the field during his collegiate career, the third-best mark in Vanderbilt history, while finishing second on the school's all-time blocks list (167). As a junior in 2015–16, Jones averaged 13.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.64 blocks in 33 games, helping Vanderbilt to their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2011–12.
While working out with the Orlando Magic in the lead up to the draft, Jones suffered a torn pectoral muscle in his right arm, which required surgery. Despite this, Jones was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 30th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. On July 13, 2016, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Warriors. On December 10, 2016, he made his NBA debut in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 110–89 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis. On February 1, 2017, he made his Oracle Arena debut and scored his first career NBA points in a 126–111 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Jones made his playoff debut on April 19, 2017, contributing one point and two rebounds in six minutes off the bench in a 110–81 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 of their first-round series. The Warriors went on to win the 2017 NBA Championship after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 4–1 in the NBA Finals. During the 2017–18 season, Jones appeared in just 15 games for the Warriors. The Warriors returned to the NBA Finals in 2018, where they won their second straight championship, with Jones seeing limited playing time during their playoff run. During his first two seasons, he received multiple assignments to the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State's G League affiliate.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Denotes seasons in which Jones won an NBA Championship|
The son of David and Dana Jones, he has two brothers, Darian and Darryl. Jones majored in engineering science.