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Suns again assign slam-dunk runner-up Jones to D-league

Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr., leaps over three people during the slam-dunk contest as part of the NBA All-Star Saturday Night events in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have again assigned forward Derrick Jones Jr. to Northern Arizona, its affiliate in the NBA Development League.

Jones was the runner-up to Glenn Robinson III in the NBA Slam Dunk competition over the weekend.

This is Jones’ seventh assignment of the season. He has averaged 14.6 points on 49 percent shooting and 5.7 rebounds in 18 games with Northern Arizona.

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