Damian Jones: Early Life, NBA & Net Worth

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Damian William Jones, aka Damian Jones, is an American basketball player playing center for the Utah Jazz of the NBA.

Playing for over six teams, he has been the longest with the Golden State Warriors, from 2016 to 2019. 

He also played for Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, and Sacramento Kings, cementing his legacy on different teams. 

Before joining Utah on February 9, 2023, he had two stints with Los Angeles Lakers in 2021 and 2022.

Damian Jones After Graduating
Damian Jones After Graduating (Source: Instagram)

Damian has already won the NBA Championship twice, and still, the young player is burning with passion and getting his hopes high for the Utah Jazz this year.

Without any delay, let’s get into his quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Damian William Jones
Birth Date June 30, 1995
Known As Damian Jones
Birth Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Nick Name Hundred Million, Dameology 
Nationality American
High School Scotlandville High School
University Vanderbilt University
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name David Jones
Mother’s Name Dana Jones
Siblings Darian and Darryl Jones
Age 28 Years Old
Weight 245 lbs/111 kg
Height 6 feet 11 inches/2.11 m/211 cm
Build Athletic
Marital Status Unmarried
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Position Center
Shoots Right
League National Basketball Association (NBA) 
  • Golden State Warriors (2016–2019)
  • Santa Cruz Warriors (2016–2018)
  • Atlanta Hawks (2019–2020)
  • Phoenix Suns (2020–2021)
  • Los Angeles Lakers(2021)
  • Sacramento Kings (2021–2022)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (2022–2023)
  • Utah Jazz (2023–Present)
NBA Draft 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30th Overall
Net Worth  $10 Million
Active Status 2016-Present
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook 
Merch Signed Photo, Signed Card
Last Update April 2024

Early Life & Body Measurements

Born in the summer of the mid-1900s under the Sun sign Cancer, Damian truly represents his zodiac in flexibility and skills.

His father and mother are David and Dana Jones. He is the oldest among three siblings, Darian and Daryll. 

Fight For What's Right BLM
Jones supporting #BLM (Source: Instagram)

The 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m) center star Jones has an athletic body. Hence, to match his tremendous height, Damian weighs about 245 lbs (111 kg) to fit his body proportion.

Damian has a large wingspan of 7 feet 2 inches, which helps him beat the opponent players in the ring. Attractive and charming, Jones attracts many female fans with jet-black hair and dreamy eyes.

Jones is involved in the ongoing issues and speaks against the misconduct. During the protest of black lives matters, he was an avid supporter.

Moreover, he loves donating and helping the ones in need. In the past, COVID-19 created a series of unfortunate situations for the less fortunate, and he helped them during those hard times.


High School And College Career

Jones studied at Scotlandville Magnet High School, averaging 15.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, and 2.0 assists as a senior.

He achieved a back-to-back state championship with his high school team. Damian was player of the month in the NBA D-League, and Rivals.com rated four-star recruit.

Damian majored in Engineering Science at Vanderbilt University, Nashville. But his prime concentration was more on corporate strategy rather than engineering management.

At the same time, Jones also played for the University team and was an average center, a B-Baller to be exact all those college years.

Although he was fostering his skills, his play-making was what he was strong in.

Apart from the skills, he had an athletic build and flexibility, which helped add higher points during matches.

In his college days, he was also honored All-SEC in 2015-16.

Professional Career

The First 5 Years in NBA

Damian worked with Orlando Magic in his draft, but unfortunately, he had a torn pectoral muscle in his right arm during a match requiring surgery.

Although he was in a bad state, Golden State Warriors still wanted a member like Jones and thus selected him as a 30th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

The athlete made his debut game on December 10 with Memphis Grizzlies without any points.

In the second month of 2017, Damian scored points opening his account for the NBA career points. It was a 126-111 victory over Charlotte Hornets.

2017 NBA Championship winner Warriors
2017 NBA Championship Winner Warriors (Source: Instagram)

Appearing in various games helped him straighten his knowledge. He was lucky enough to see the Warriors hold the Champions trophy in 2017, a win over Cleaveland Cavaliers in a 4-1 game.

The second season was surreal as the Warriors again won the Championship in 2017-18. Damian quickly felt his presence, becoming the team’s center in 2018-19. Out of the first 24 games, Jones was the starter of 22.

During a 111-102 loss with Detroit Pistons, a torn pectoral muscle made him quit for the season.

But he returned as the Warriors made it to the 2019 finals, although that season wasn’t fruitful as the two seasons before.

Toronto Raptors dominated the Warriors in six games, eventually losing the hope of winning the 2019 NBA Finals.

For a whole three seasons, Damian played with the Golden State Warriors, and after that, he played for the season 2019-20 with Atlanta Hawks.

Later, he sealed a 2-year contract deal with the Phoenix Suns. But only after a season, the Suns forgo Damian.

In February 2021, the Lakers signed a 10-day contract and received the athletic genius Damian.

Sacramento Kings

Like L.A. Lakers, Sacramento Kings also signed a 10-day contract with Damian. Later, on April 28, 2021, Jones signed a multi-year deal with the team.

He scored 19 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block in a 121-199 loss to the Jazz in May 2021.

Damian Jones Playing From Sacramento Kings
Damian Jones Playing From Sacramento Kings (Source: Instagram)

During one of his 127-192 losses with the Grizzlies, he recorded 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and a steal in 27 minutes on the court.

He made a double-double in the December win over Orlando City. After the great score, he couldn’t play 4 games landing in the league health and safety protocol affected by COVID-19.

Lakers And Utah Jazz

Jones returned with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 1, 2022.

He was acquired by the Utah Jazz on February 9, 2023, as part of a three-team trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On February 15, he made his Jazz debut against the Memphis Grizzlies, finishing with seven points, two rebounds, and two blocks.

Damian Jones’s Stats 

2022-23 2 3.5 3.5 0.5
Career 223 5.3 3.3 0.8

Let’s See What His Ex-teammates Say About Him

Atlanta Hawks: He is a freak athlete, just flat out. Damian delivers shot-brooding ability with great athleticism & strength, which is just explosive from his hands.

Phoenix Suns: Changing teams means a change in gameplay. But Jones adjusted quickly. He is passionate, and seeing him motivates our teammates as well.

NBA Scout Coach: DJ shined before us this draft season (2016). During the scouting in NICC Academy, he won the individual match-up with Utah Sophomore.

Is Damian Jones Single?

Yes, Damian Jones is currently single. The 6’11” tall center player is very private about his personal life and doesn’t show off his relationship, even if he has any.

But according to resources, he was previously in a relationship. So, all in all, he has been in a relationship before.

How Rich Is The Center Player?

The famous basketball player Damian Jones has a whopping net worth of $10 million as of April 2024.

Damian has been playing in the NBA for seven seasons and has earned around $12 million through his contracts and deals. 

On July 13, 2016, he signed a 4 year $6.33 million rookie scale contract with Golden State Warriors. 

Damian signed a 2-year $3.7 million contract with Phoenix Suns on November 28, 2020. Then, he made a $4.89 million deal with Los Angeles for two years on July 1, 2022. 

Social Media Presence 

A young and technically adapted player like Damian is active on both Instagram and Twitter. We can see tweets and retweets about several topics on his Twitter account, like players’ jerseys, dogs related, and food. 

And for Instagram, he is likely to be a nature lover; he posts pictures of him enjoying views of beautiful lakes, caves, and national parks are posted.

Cave City in Kentucky
Cave City in Kentucky (Source: Instagram)

Damian also involves himself in foundation works, such as for Solomon’s Temple Foundation, Inc. 

Instagram: 86.6K Followers

Twitter: 25.3K Followers

Facebook: 10K Followers

Interesting Facts About Damian Jones

  • Jones loves traveling and visiting exotic locations around the world.
  • Damian is a dog lover. His tweets about dog rescue from killing centers surely show how much he adores them. There is even a collection of Jones merch for those friendly four-legged animals.

Popularity Graph 

Damian Jones is a popular basketball player who is loved by many fans. 

Damian Jones Search Graph 2023
Damian Jones Search Graph 2023 (Source: Google Trend)

The above line graph shows his 12 months of search interest. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What number is Damian Jones?

He wears a No. 15 jersey in the Utah Jazz and plays at the center position.

Who is Damian Jones's agent?

Damian Jones is represented by his agent, Austin Brown. 

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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