Jones, a 6-foot-11 big man with the Austin Toros, has put up outstanding numbers this season, averaging 17.6 points, 16.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks while shooting 60% from the field.
I've went from being a proponent of his game, to down on his game, to being amazed that he isn't getting called up to even trying to pretend I knew why it was that he hadn't had a call-up. It was all just to make myself seem okay with it, to think that it was somehow acceptable for the NBA to pass on a guy that had simply dominated the glass like Jones has this season.
The main factor here is that Suns fans won't be terribly mad about this, it seems, as Jones ranked second in D-League call-ups to replace Jarron Collins in my poll earlier this week. Of course, they said they'd rather just stick with Collins before calling him up, but this is good.
Now let's just hope he plays more for them than Courtney Sims ever did.