D. Jones is a proven winner and would fit in well with our starting five. His hustle, drive, and determination seems to rub off on everyone when he is on the floor. I know we've been talking about D. Jones in other threads, but I haven't seen many people mention him as a candidate for the starting five.
It's a interesting situation with B.Rush, Dunleavy, George, and D.Jones who are all very close from a production stand point (right now, George clearly has potential to be much better than any of those guys).
We all say how well he played when he first joined this team, I don't think he ever lost that ability. Wether he starts or not, he needs to be getting 20 minutes a game as long as he can produce like he has the past two games. The nets announcers were all over this guy...and for good reason. I think he is a leader on the court and really rubs off on the younger guys. I also think he is similar to Hansbrough, a guy who can have a good impact on a game while not necessarily having a good line statistically.
Lets hope Vogel makes B.Rush earn every minute he gets when he is ready to go. Right now I'd honestly prefer to see D.Jones/George getting a lot of the SG minutes....allow Dunleavy to back-up Granger for 10-15 min a night.
If D.Jones is going to just rot on the bench when Rush comes back, my vote is too trade him. Maybe a team like the Lakers/Heat would trade us a pick for him? Heck even a couple 2nd rounders might be worth it, you never know whose gonna drop.