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Derrick Jones

Derrick Jones

Power Forward, Miami Heat

Age: 50 Height: 6-7 Weight: 190 lbs School: Nevada-Las Vegas

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Derrick Jones News

Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. tested positive for coronavirus.

A person with knowledge of the situation says Miami forward Derrick Jones Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus, a result that came in shortly after the Heat and other NBA teams began mandatory testing in preparation for next month's resumption of the season. Jones, the reigning NBA slam dunk contest champion, still plans to play when the Heat get back on the floor at the Disney complex near Orlando next month, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because neither the Heat nor the player revealed the result publicly. A small number of NBA players publicly revealed Wednesday that they had tested positive, including Sacramento teammates Jabari Parker and Alex Len and Indiana's Malcolm Brogdon.

Jones is the latest NBA player to test positive for COVID-19, according to an AP source.

The reigning dunk-contest champion, Jones is a helpful member of Miami's rotation.

Testing began this week for all 22 teams traveling to the Orlando bubble in late July

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