The South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman reported Tuesday evening that Derrick Jones Jr., one of the Miami Heat’s players on a two-way contract, was back with the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Derrick Jones Jr. is back in the G League, playing for the Sioux Falls Skyforce tonight. He has two NBA days left on his two-way contract, with that restriction ending Saturday.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) March 21, 2018
Two-way contracts allow NBA teams to hold 16th and 17th roster spots for players who can spend 45 days with their NBA team and the rest of the season with their G League affiliate. Miami’s other player on a two-way contract is Derrick Walton Jr.
Even with Dwyane Wade’s absence, Jones hasn’t gotten playing time recently. Erik Spoelstra played Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington 41 and 40 minutes, respectively, in Monday night’s double-overtime win over the Denver Nuggets. Rodney McGruder has also taken minutes that may have otherwise gone to Jones.