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Miami Heat loses Derrick Jones Jr. to Portland

DJJ signs 2-year deal with Blazers

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. reacts after being called for a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, in Miami. A person with knowledge of the situation says Miami forward Derrick Jones Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus. His result came in shortly after the Heat and other NBA teams began mandatory testing in preparation for next months resumption of the season. Jones still plans to play when the Heat get back on the floor at the Disney complex near Orlando next month.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. reacts after being called for a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, in Miami. A person with knowledge of the situation says Miami forward Derrick Jones Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus. His result came in shortly after the Heat and other NBA teams began mandatory testing in preparation for next months resumption of the season. Jones still plans to play when the Heat get back on the floor at the Disney complex near Orlando next month. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

MIAMI – “Airplane Mode” is taking off for Portland.

Derrick Jones, Jr. has agreed to a two-year deal with the Trail Blazers, per multiple reports.

Jones won the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest and served as a key rotational player for the last two years with the Heat.

Jones will reportedly get a $19 Million contract, a big raise from the $1.5 Million he made in 2020 with Miami.


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