In just 14 minutes of action on Sunday, Trail Blazers forward Derrick Jones Jr. supplied two highlight-worthy plays. Against his former squad, the experienced dunk champ served up a pair of memorable dunks in the Blazers’ most-recent loss.
Jones’ first dunk unfolded after Enes Kanter tracked down a loose ball. Once the ball was in his hands, Jones sliced to the rim from the top of the arc for a monster slam. Here is the video in case you missed it:
Derrick Jones Jr. TOOK OFF ✈️pic.twitter.com/VNPd1UGDzD— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) April 12, 2021
Jones followed up that dunk with a beautifully executed two-man action with Jusuf Nurkic. The result: a high-flying finish at the cup.
Derrick Jones Jr. can't stop flying tonight pic.twitter.com/cpjsjdV2wd— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) April 12, 2021
Jones, who has undertaken a reserve role in aftermath of Norman Powell’s arrival, notched nine points against his former team. The Blazers and Jones will look to create more than just spectacular highlights against the Celtics on Tuesday.