Friday, December 14, 2007

Eddie Jones staying fresh

Eddie Jones played 15 ½ minutes in his return to the lineup Wednesday at Toronto. He missed his only shot, a 3-pointer, and collected three rebounds, two assists, two fouls, a steal and a turnover.

Avery Johnson rated the performance, Jones’ first in 15 games, as OK. That’s not bad considering the kind of day it was for EJ.

“He ran three or five miles on the treadmill earlier that morning,” Johnson said. “We’re not going to do that today. We’re just going to save him now just for games. He finally has met his weight and that was exciting news.”

Johnson has made a big deal of Jones’ losing weight during his rehab stint.

“He must have not eaten for about two days because it was like a boxer when you go for the weight,” Johnson added. “I just don’t want him to take off his shirt.”

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