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Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
51-31 6-4 L1
42-40 7-3 L1
38-44 2-8 L2
22-60 4-6 W3
22-60 3-7 W1

2022 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 29.5 9.8 46.9 4.1 2.5

Top Herbert Jones News

  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Staying in New Orleans

    Jones agreed to a four-year, $54 million contract with the Pelicans on Friday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

    The Pelicans declined his team option Thursday, but their plan was always to re-sign him to an extension. Jones is likely to play a big role for the Pelicans, as he's elite defensively but can also space the floor and facilitate on the wings. Last season, Jones compiled averages of 9.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.8 three-pointers per game.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Becomes restricted free agent

    The Pelicans declined Jones' $1.8 million team option for 2023-24 on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Despite having his option declined, Jones won't hit the open market, as the Pelicans exercised his qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent. The Pelicans are reportedly looking to work toward a long-term extension with Jones, though it's possible he receives an offer sheet from another team at some point this summer. The 24-year-old forward averaged 9.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 steals in 29.5 minutes across 66 games in 2022-23.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Submits career-high 35 in win

    Jones tallied a career-high 35 points (11-21 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 8-9 FT) to go with seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks across 44 minutes in Wednesday's 138-131 overtime win over the Grizzlies.

    After hitting the 20-point mark just once in his prior 27 games dating back to Feb. 2 and putting up double-digit field-goal attempts just four times over that stretch, Jones came out of nowhere to scale up his usage and improve his overall efficiency en route to a new personal-best scoring total. Given that Jones is shooting just 46.3 percent from the field and 33.5 percent from the three-point line for the season and typically handles a more tertiary role on the offensive end, fantasy players are probably best off viewing the 35-point eruption as a major outlier. Jones does have value as a streaming option on the defensive end, but managers who deployed him Wednesday were probably counting on him for steals production rather than blocks, as he's averaging a modest 0.6 rejections per game on the season.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Supplies well-rounded line in win

    Jones finished Saturday's 122-114 win over the Clippers with 12 points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 7-7 FT), four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 30 minutes.

    Jones reached double figures in the scoring column for the second time in seven games, and while fantasy managers aren't rostering him for his offensive contributions, he hasn't been producing eye-popping numbers on the defensive end of late, either. Even after making a mark in both of the defensive categories Saturday, Jones is averaging just 0.1 blocks and 1.0 steals in that same seven-game stretch.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Bounces back in steals column

    Jones recorded 13 points (5-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt), six rebounds, four rebounds and two steals across 35 minutes in Tuesday's 120-109 loss to the Warriors.

    Jones is rostered in fantasy leagues primarily for his contributions in the steals department, and after coming up empty in the category in Monday's blowout win over Portland, he was able to get back on track in the second leg of the back-to-back set. The second-year forward supplemented the steals total with solid production in the rebounds, assists and three-pointers, but he can't be relied upon to produce in all of those areas on a regular basis. He had turned in more modest averages of 3.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 0.3 treys in his prior six contests.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Falls flat Thursday

    Jones chipped in two points (1-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes during Thursday's 115-96 win over Charlotte.

    Jones, who's been an inconsistent producer all season, failed to make an offensive impact for a second straight game. However, his defensive abilities have still been on full display recently, as he's notched at least one steal in 11 of his past 12 matchups. During that stretch, he's averaged 9.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.7 steals in 30.8 minutes with 50/34/70 shooting splits.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Scores 20 points Tuesday

    Jones finished with 20 points (7-16 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 4-6 FT), seven rebounds, two steals and one assist across 34 minutes during Tuesday's 123-108 loss to the Lakers.

    Jones reached the 20-point mark for the first time since Jan. 31 and delivered a solid outing on both ends of the court in the loss. Firmly entrenched as a starter in a struggling Pelicans team, Jones has scored in double digits in four of his last five games, but fantasy players should continue to value him mainly for his contributions in the steals category.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Playing time recovers Sunday

    Jones finished Sunday's 127-110 win over the Trail Blazers with 16 points (7-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), seven assists, four rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes.

    After foul trouble limited him to just 18 minutes one night earlier in a 110-96 loss to the Thunder, Jones saw his playing time and production pick back up Sunday in a major way. Jones has now eclipsed 30 minutes in six of his last seven games, and the numbers he's provided over that stretch (10.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.0 three-pointers and 0.6 blocks per contest) have been solid enough to make him an appealing back-end roster piece in 12-team category leagues.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Making impact in elevated minutes

    Jones finished Wednesday's 113-106 win over the Mavericks with 14 points (6-15 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 37 minutes.

    For the third game in a row, Jones cleared 35 minutes, and while the poor efficiency from the field took some of the luster away from his stat line, he still contributed in every major fantasy category save for three-pointers. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect anything more than low-end scoring production from Jones, but if he's going to continue receiving heavy minutes like he has so far in March, he should remain a premium source for steals. He's now notched at least one steal in 15 of his last 16 games, averaging 1.9 per contest during that stretch.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Teases triple-double in loss

    Jones posted 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-3 3Pt), eight rebounds, eight assists, one block and one steal over 37 minutes during Monday's 123-108 loss to Sacramento.

    Jones did a little of everything Monday, supplementing his 13 points with a team-leading eight assists while finishing second on the Pelicans with eight boards. The assist total tied a career-high mark, and the rebound total was his fourth-highest of the campaign. Jones' strength is typically his defense, and he chipped in there too, notching both a block and a steal. He typically won't score this much -- prior to Monday, Jones hadn't scored more than 11 points since Jan. 31 -- and he's really only rosterable in fantasy for his ability to post valuable defensive stats.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Minutes pick back up

    Jones played 33 minutes and finished with 10 points (3-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in Monday's 101-93 loss to the Magic.

    Despite not battling foul trouble in the Pelicans' previous game Saturday against the Knicks, Jones played just 13 minutes in that contest after New Orleans fell into an early first-quarter hole. Fortunately for Jones' fantasy investors, the suppressed minutes weren't the start of a trend, as he returned to his usual level of playing time Monday and delivered in the two defensive categories. Given that Jones is typically a below-average contributor in every other category, it's critical that he continues to receive heavy minutes so that he can produce consistent returns in steals and blocks.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Struggles again in loss

    Jones had six points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists over 13 minutes during Saturday's 128-106 loss to the Knicks.

    Jones was terrible once again Saturday, continuing what has been a frustrating period for fantasy managers. Although he is just outside the top 100 for the season, his only positive category is steals. The Pelicans have lost four of their past five games and to say it hasn't been pretty is putting it nicely. While Jones will almost certainly be better than this, the fact remains he is buried when it comes to the offensive pecking order. If steals are not high on your list of priorities, Jones can be left for someone else to deal with.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Records five assists

    Jones closed Wednesday's 120-102 loss to the Lakers with 11 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds, five assists and one steal across 30 minutes.

    Jones' offense comes and goes, but he has scored in double digits in three of his last four games. As for his defense, Jones has been elite with an average of 2.3 steals and 0.6 blocks per game over his last nine contests. His minutes will remain high for the foreseeable future with Zion Williamson (hamstring) suffering a setback.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Fills up box score in win

    Jones finished with 11 points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-5 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block across 40 minutes in Tuesday's 116-107 win over the Hawks.

    Jones narrowly ended a streak of three straight single-digit scoring performances, but fantasy managers aren't counting on him for much production on the offensive end anyway. Instead, managers roster Jones mainly for his contributions on the defensive categories, and he came through in both the steals and blocks departments Tuesday while also chipping in more boards than usual. With 33-plus minutes in five straight games, Jones looks to have moved into an even larger role than he held earlier this season, and he could be poised to maintain this level of playing time through the All-Star break while Zion Williamson (hamstring) remains sidelined.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 206 lbs
Birthplace: Northport, AL
Age: 24
School: Alabama
Experience: 2