Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. moving up in weight class, with LeBron James the next challenge
The lesson you appreciate before games such as these against LeBron James is that nothing good comes out of casting a defender as your team’s LeBron stopper.
There has been no such thing over these past 17 seasons.
So, instead, expected Derrick Jones Jr. merely to again give that end of the court his best shot when the Miami Heat face James and the Los Angeles Lakers at 7 p.m. Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Having aced his Tuesday test against Trae Young when he helped limit the dynamic Atlanta Hawks guard to two points over the fourth quarter and overtime, Jones likely will find himself moving up in weight class, as he assists Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler and others in the James assignment.