- Report: Victor Oladipo to seek specialist’s evaluation regarding timetable for knee injury
- Erik Spoelstra declines to answer whether Victor Oladipo will play for Miami Heat again this season
- Dewayne Dedmon offers fantastic response when asked what he’s willing to do for Miami Heat
- Report: Victor Oladipo increasingly unlikely to receive ‘anything near’ maximum deal this offseason
- Kendrick Nunn shows he’s been fully vaccinated and exclaims COVID-19 ‘can kiss my a–‘
- Gabrielle Union dedicates lengthy, heartfelt tribute to DMX
- Report: Victor Oladipo will not travel with Miami Heat on upcoming road trip
- Report: Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem dragged into $160,000 eviction lawsuit over Miami pizzeria
- Video: Victor Oladipo exits game vs. Lakers after suffering non-contact injury
- Video: Jimmy Butler taunts Lakers while taking over in 4th quarter for Heat
Derrick Jones Jr. Wants to Be in Miami His Entire Career: ‘I Don’t Wanna Leave’
- Updated: April 3, 2020
In fact, the high-flying forward recently stated that he wants to remain a member of the Heat for his entire NBA career.
Derrick Jones Jr. on potentially becoming a FA after the season: "I want to be in Miami. I don't wanna leave. This is beautiful and I want to be here my whole career. If we can come to an agreement with the #Heat , I'm with it. this is beautiful to me and my family." #heattwitter
— Andre Fernandez (@FernandezAndreC) April 3, 2020
This is a fantastic indication of just how much players love playing in Miami. Not only is the city itself one of the most unique in the United States, the Heat franchise is considered amongst the best in the league.
That culture has helped Miami capture three titles over the last two decades.
For Jones Jr., he was enjoying the best season of his career before the 2019-20 campaign was put on hold due to the novel coronavirus. So far this season, he’s averaging 8.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.
His usage has gone up as well. He’s averaging a career-high 24.5 minutes per game this season.
Along with those improving numbers, Jones Jr. was also named the Slam Dunk Contest champion at this season’s All-Star Weekend.
It seems clear that the future is quite bright for the bouncy 23-year-old.
Hopefully, Jones Jr. and the Heat organization find a way to make sure that his future is in Miami just as he desires.