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Bob Myers: Will Be Hard for Damian Jones to Crack Warriors' Rotation

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    Bob Myers: Will be hard for Damian Jones to crack Warriors' rotation

    The Warriors assigned Damian Jones to Santa Cruz last Monday. After he played in two D-League games last week, the Warriors recalled the big man on Monday.

    On Wednesday morning, Golden State reassigned Jones to Santa Cruz, and he played in the Warriors' game at the Westchester Knicks on Wednesday morning.

    On Wednesday afternoon, Warriors GM Bob Myers provided an update on the 2016 first-round pick.

    "He's healthy, which is good," Myers said on 95.7 The Game. "He had a pectoral injury -- it's better than having a lower body thing ... but it's gonna take a little while for him. He's got all the things we need -- size, athleticism, shot blocking, rim running.

    "But in my experience when I was an agent, representing big guys -- guards assimilate better or quicker into the NBA than big guys do, in my opinion ... the speed, the strength, the rotations -- it's different. A big, young guy in the NBA -- takes longer. But he's doing fine. He's got the right mindset."

    Over three games with the D-League Warriors, Jones is averaging 2.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks over 19.4 minutes per contest.

    "It's gonna be hard to crack our rotation," Myers said. "But he hasn't played basketball in seven months He needs to play a lot more basketball. But we're encouraged."