With the last pick of the first round in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors selected Damian Jones. Jones a 7-foot bigman who stands at 245 pounds. The 21 year old played found himself on the court aplenty. He played at least 31 games in each of his three years at Vanderbilt. In the 2015-16 campaign, he averaged 13.9 points to go with 6.9 rebounds a game.
Jones is the second Commodore drafted this year, the other is Wade Baldwin IV. If restricted free agent, Festus Ezeli does not return to the Warriors, the Dubs may have replaced on Vanderbilt Center with another.
With the 30th pick in the 2016 #NBADraft, the Warriors select Damian Jones out of Vanderbilt University.
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) June 24, 2016
— VandyMBB (@VandyMBB) June 24, 2016
While working out for the Orlando Magic, Jones tore his pectoral muscle. According to Jonathan Givony of Yahoo’s The Vertical, and Jones’ agent, Austin Brown the Center underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair the tear:
Last year, the Warriors also held the last pick and took UCLA’s Kevon Looney. Looney barely saw the floor as he was dealing with hip injury that resulted in an operation to repair a torn labrum. In 5 regular season games, Looney averaged a 1.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.