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Phoenix Suns assign Derrick Jones Jr. to Northern Arizona

Northern Arizona Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr. dunks against the Iowa Energy November 12, 2016, in Prescott Valley, Arizona. (Photo courtesy NAZ Suns)

The Phoenix Suns announced Saturday they had assigned Derrick Jones Jr. to the Northern Arizona Suns, just a day after he was recalled from the G League squad.

The Suns have moved Jones up and down between the G League and the NBA five times this week.

Jones played for Northern Arizona on Thursday night against the Iowa Wolves and scored 11 points with three rebounds and three assists in a 141-140 win. The NAZ Suns play the Wolves again on Saturday.

Jones played two minutes for the Phoenix Suns in their loss to the Magic on Friday.

He has now appeared in five games with the Phoenix Suns this year.

In 19 games with the Northern Arizona Suns last season, Jones averaged 14.5 points on 49.5 percent shooting with 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 31.9 minutes.

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