Originally posted on Stepien Rules  |  Last updated 12/8/12
Kevin Jones dominated the D-League this season. In five games he averaged 23.6 points and 12.6 rebounds on 53 percent shooting. During the Cavaliers 91-73 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, he earned his way onto the NBA floor for the first time. It's possible that Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters helped out by keeping a watchful eye on the baby he's been pushing around during the game. My sources, however, cannot confirm that specifically. What I can confirm is that chapter one of the Kevin Jones era gave Cavs fans something to pay specific attention to last night. It may have even prevented some from turning another game it seemed obvious they'd lose completely off. For the eight minutes and thirty-three seconds that Jones played, at least. In that time he registered a plus/minus of +3. Significant, of course, because of the fact that the four-and-sixteen Cavaliers lost by 18 points. He took three shots, made one and finished with two points. Jones also grabbed four rebounds and added a steal. Afterwards, the rookie from West Virginia posted the following to his twitter account: First NBA game, not gonna front I was a little nervous but I'm glad it happened I am gonna continue to work to get better Heading into last night's game, I was intrigued by the Kevin Love vs. Anderson Varejao matchup. Unfortunately, Andy had a rough night while Uncle Wes finished with 36 points and 13 rebounds. Derrick Williams, who some hoped the Cavaliers would select over Irving in the 2011 draft, finished with a DNP-CD. Photo: @KevJones5
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