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Derrick Jones Jr. clobbers the rim in latest NAZ Suns win

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The NAZ Suns upped their record to 6-1 with emphatic win, highlighted by Jones’ vicious slam

NBA: Phoenix Suns-Media Day Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Derrick Jones Jr. might be skinnier than my nine year old niece but he is pretty good at this dunking thing.

And it’s good to see the inimitable Mike Schmitz likes Jones’ future.

With his one minute of court time for the Phoenix Suns against Philly recently, Jones counts among a league-record four teenagers to get NBA minutes for the Suns this season already (Devin Booker, Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss and Jones). No NBA team had previously played more than two in a season.

Jones finished with 16 points and 4 steals in the game for the 6-1 NAZ Suns. The D-League affiliate, based in Prescott, is loaded this year with former NBA players Johnny O’Bryant and Elijah Millsap, along with Askia Booker and Josh Gray, who posted a triple-double the other night.

We might not see the Suns go through the entire D-League will call-ups again this season, but reinforcements are there if needed.