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  • 2004-05 Articles:

  • Does Jones fit criteria for Most Improved award?
  • Jones close to regaining strength, confidence
  • Could Fred Jones become free agent?
  • Jones reconsidering dunk contest decision
  • Jones eyes rare double with triples
  • Should Jones move into larger role?
  • With Tinsley out, Jones may get call at point
  • Why is Fred Jones underrated?
  • Has Jones hit the wall?
  • Is Jones headed toward stardom?
  • Jones refuses to yield to obstacles
  • Analyzing the shooting guards
  • Trade will have impact on Jones' minutes
  • Could Jones eventually succeed Reggie?
  • Career statistics

    Article Archive:

  • Jones Taking Advantage of First Playoff Chance
  • Slam-Dunk Title Vaults Jones into Bigger Role
  • Jones a Slam Dunk for All-Star Weekend
  • Jones Dazzles in Winning Dunk Title
  • Jones Playing Like a 1st-Round Pick
  • 2004-05 Player HQ

    Fred Jones

    Number: 20 Height: 6-2 Weight: 218 Birthday: 3/11/79

    Scouting Report:

    Confidence gained from winning the NBA Slam-Dunk title last February was manifest in dramatically improved performance over the second half of last season, when he developed into a valuable reserve. He struggled mightily with jump shot and decision-making in the early stages of the season but as his confidence grew those problems lessened. A strong and willing defender, he has the combination of quickness and strength to guard either backcourt spot. Still just scratching the surface of his potential, he established himself as a solid player in his first opportunity at a spot in the rotation. The acquisition of Stephen Jackson will likely mean a cutback in playing time this season but Jones still figures prominently in the franchise's plans.

    Career Highlights:

  • 2004 Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Champion de-throned the two-time defending champion Jason Richardson
  • In third game of the '03-04 season and first start, scored 15 points at Atlanta, 11/1
  • Led bench with a career-high 18 points vs. Atlanta, 12/12
  • After playing a total of 115 minutes in 19 appearances in 2002-03, played in all but one game and averaged 18.6 minutes a game last season
  • Dealt a career-high six assists twice, vs. Orlando, 12/17, and Golden State, 2/24
  • Scored 13 points in the Pacers' 83-65 victory in Game 5 of the conference finals

    Five Questions:
  • What’s the most important thing a coach ever told you?

    Work hard every day.
  • If you weren’t a pro basketball player, what pro sport would you be playing (and what position?)

    Football. Safety.
  • What’s your favorite charity/community memory?

    Big Brothers & Sisters.
  • Who is the most famous person you ever met?

    Michael Jordan.
  • What reality show would you like to participate in and why?

    The Bachelor because there’s about 30 ladies to choose from.

    Contract Status:

    Signed through 2004-05. The team has an option for the 2005-06 season

    Personal File:
  • Full name is Frederick Terrell Jones
  • Majored in sociology at Oregon
  • Hobbies include attending church and watching TV
  • Favorite television show is “Martin”
  • Was named the Oregon Player of the Year twice and the Class 4A Player of the Year twice
  • Wears a size 15 basketball shoe.

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