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Derrick Jones Jr. (neck) hopes to be ready for the first round

by Leonard Grandio | Bulls Correspondent | Sun, Aug 16th 8:02am EDT

Derrick Jones Jr. told reporters that he is hopeful of being ready for the start of the postseason for the Heat, after suffering a neck strain on Friday. (Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact:

Jones suffered the injury while fighting through a screen and got hit in the neck and shoulder area. He was in immense pain and had to be wheeled off the court as a precaution. The Heat stated that a CT Scan, MRI, and concussion test were performed on Jones and announced that it was indeed a neck strain. Jones said on Saturday that he still feels sore and considers himself day-to-day. He will to be continue evaluated over the weekend to determine if he will be available for the Monday’s first round of the playoffs versus the Pacers. Monitor his status for the contest but DFS players might want to play it safe and avoid starting Jones in your line-ups on Monday.

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