Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 10/16/14
He was the 27th overall pick out of Georgia in the 1999 draft, selected by his hometown Atlanta Hawks.  That was after having played his high school ball in Georgia.  It might have felt like it was supposed to be a fairytale ending, but it wasn't because he was traded draft night to the 76ers.  You definitely remember Jumaine Jones. He had actually proved to be quite productive in the 2001 playoffs for Philly.  Unheralded, in a game vs the Raptors in the second round, he stepped in for George Lynch in his first career start and produced.  The Sixers won.  Many will forget when the Sixers made their amazing run to the 2001 Finals behind Iverson, Jones actually started for the injured Lynch, all the way through Game 4 of the Finals that year.  (Of course along with the 07 Cavs, those were the two weakest teams I've ever seen make the title round in the past 30+ years.)  I like how he started every game and then in Game 5 (the closeout game where Philly lost) they decided to ...
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