The Miami Heat have lost one of their key young rotational players.
Forward Derrick Jones Jr. has agreed to a two-year contract to move west and join the Portland Trail Blazers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2020
Jones Jr. put up 8.5 points and 3.9 rebounds a game in 23.3 minutes per game for a Heat squad that unexpectedly reached the NBA Finals this past season.
Although he barely played during the postseason, his athleticism and defense made him a player that the Heat wanted to keep in the fold moving forward.
Coming off a disappointing season, the Blazers are starting to look like a dark horse team in the always-competitive Western Conference.
Earlier this week, they acquired 3-and-D forward Robert Covington from the Houston Rockets, and on Friday, Portland also netted center Enes Kanter in a three-team trade.