Herbert Jones

Herbert Jones

25-Year-Old ForwardF
New Orleans Pelicans
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Jones recently signed a four-year, $54 million contract with New Orleans, indicating that the franchise sees him as an important part of their core. The 24-year-old forward is unlikely to put up gaudy numbers, but his consistency with his availability and production is a positive asset for fantasy managers. Jones played in 68 games in 2022-23 after making 78 appearances in the previous season. Last year, he averaged 9.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 steals in 29.5 minutes on 46.9/33.5/76.4 shooting splits. While his efficiency isn't abysmal, it also isn't a major positive. A large portion of Jones' fantasy value comes from his defensive production, as he ranked eighth in the NBA in steals per game last year. Although the Pelicans' roster is largely unchanged going into 2023-24, the potential for Zion Williamson to start the year healthy and the emergence of Trey Murphy could push Jones out of his starting job. That said, Murphy's off-season knee injury could open minutes for Jones. The forward started in all 66 of his appearances in 2022-23. Overall, Jones is better-suited for eight-category formats in fantasy, though he's mostly a deep-league target. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $53.83 million contract with the Pelicans in July of 2023.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Herbert Jones was born in October 1998 in Greensboro, Alabama. Jones is the son of Walter Sr. and Verlander Jones. His older brother, Walter Jr, played college basketball for Texas-Rio Grande Valley and Alabama A&M. Jones played varsity basketball since he was in seventh grade at Sunshine High School. Before the school closed in 2015, he helped his team make the Class 1A state finals as he played alongside his brother and was coached by his dad. For his junior season, Jones transferred to Hale County High School. During his senior year of high school, he won the Class 4A player of the year, averaging 16.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists and leading his school to its first-ever state title. Jones committed to the University of Alabama and averaged 5.3 points in his first two seasons. During his junior year, Jones averaged 7.9 points and 6.4 rebounds and was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team. After returning for his senior season, Jones was named SEC Player of the Year and SEC Defensive Player of the Year, averaging 11.2 points, 6.6. Rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. Jones was selected in the second round of the 2021 NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans.

All-around showing in victory
FNew Orleans Pelicans
February 13, 2024
Jones provided 17 points (5-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and five steals over 35 minutes during Monday's 96-87 victory over the Grizzlies.
ANALYSIS
Jones led all Pelicans players in scoring and steals while connecting on a team-high-tying trio of threes and ending one rebound short of a double-double in a well-rounded performance. Jones has hauled in nine or more rebounds in two games this season, while his five steals tied a season high. He has recorded at least 15 points and five boards in seven outings this year.
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How does Herbert Jones compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
  • True Shooting %
    An advanced statistic that measures a player's efficiency at shooting the ball that takes field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point percentage into account.
  • Effective Field Goal %
    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
  • Free Throw Rate
    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
  • Offensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available offensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Defensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Total Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Assist %
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  • Steal %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent possessions that end with a steal by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Block %
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  • Turnover %
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True Shooting %
63.8%
 
Effective Field Goal %
60.0%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
44.3%
 
Free Throw Rate
25.4%
 
Offensive Rebound %
4.4%
 
Defensive Rebound %
10.0%
 
Total Rebound %
7.2%
 
Assist %
11.2%
 
Steal %
2.0%
 
Block %
2.7%
 
Turnover %
9.9%
 
Usage %
14.9%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
24.6
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
0.8
 
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Finding an offensive niche
FNew Orleans Pelicans
February 12, 2024
Jones ranks in the 95th percentile by spending 28.2 percent of his possessions in transition this season, and his 1.396 points per possession ranks in the 90th percentile for efficiency league-wide, per NBA.com.
ANALYSIS
Jones ranked in the 90th percentile for transition frequency last season, so the continuation of this trend is less notable than Jones' newfound leap in efficiency. He has posted 12-for-26 shooting on transition threes, which ties into his career-best 41.1 percent clip on 3.6 threes per game in total this season.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2021
Despite a slow start to his rookie season, Jones ended as a must-roster player across all category leagues come April, thanks mainly to his productivity in the steals department. Playing in 78 of a possible 82 games, Jones compiled averages of 9.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.8 blocks in just under 30 minutes per game. His durability saw him end the campaign as a top-40 talent in total value -- an outcome that no one could have seen coming. The Pelicans have once again upgraded their roster, and while there will be more competition for minutes, Jones has established himself as an essential part of the rotation. His lack of peripheral contributions limits his overall upside, but he has a genuine chance of putting together another top-100 season despite the Pelicans' depth.
Jones was selected by the Pelicans with the 35th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. Jones is a great all-around player who built a reputation as a strong defender at Alabama. In his senior collegiate season, the 22-year-old averaged 11.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks in 27.3 minutes. The 6-foot-8 forward could play a depth role for a Pelicans team that will have significant roster turnover in 2021-22.
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Posts 14 points in victory
FNew Orleans Pelicans
February 11, 2024
Jones finished with 14 points (6-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four rebounds, five assists and three steals over 37 minutes during Saturday's 93-84 victory over the Trail Blazers.
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Quiet in return
FNew Orleans Pelicans
February 6, 2024
Jones (adductor) supplied seven points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 22 minutes during Monday's 138-100 win over the Raptors.
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Back in action Monday
FNew Orleans Pelicans
Thigh
February 5, 2024
Jones (groin) will play Monday versus Toronto, Erin Summers of Bally Sports New Orleans reports.
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Shapes up as game-time call
FNew Orleans Pelicans
Thigh
February 5, 2024
Jones (adductor) remains listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Raptors, and a decision on his status will be made following warmups in advance of the 8 p.m. ET tipoff, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.
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Iffy for Monday
FNew Orleans Pelicans
Thigh
February 4, 2024
Jones (adductor) is listed as questionable ahead of Monday's game against the Raptors.
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