Jones: "Help more on the post. Trap more on the post. Talk more. Just all the little things we have been working on in practice. We have a long ways to go, but I think it will come along."
Question: Will not having Kanter negatively impact this team's ability to rebound?
Jones: "Coach demands us to team rebound. He won't expect it to be just one player getting the majority of rebounds. In practice every day we work on team rebounds and stuff to make sure everyone is getting in there."
Question: What do you think of a four-guard lineup with you in the middle compared to a more traditional lineup that includes Josh Harrellson at center and you at forward?
Jones: "I don't really pay attention. I just know everyone plays hard and it is the same offense either way. It is just pretty much how we play at the time. I don't really even notice that much."
Question: How much does it hurt your team not to have Kanter?
Jones: "Us not having one player from Stacey Poole to Doron Lamb to Enes Kanter will hurt. I feel we build team chemistry in practice with all of us, so I feel we need every single player. He had a big role when he played, but if we don't have him, we just have to go on."
Question: Do you have a green light to shoot 3-pointers at any time? Jones: "I think Coach respects my shot enough for me to shoot when I am open, or feel I am open." Question: Are you looking forward to the game in Portland, Ore., your hometown? Jones: "I can't wait to play in front of my biggest fan, my mom, and my grandmother. That is real important to me and I am real excited for the opportunity. I don't know how many people I will have that. I hope a lot, but I told everybody that texted me just to talk to my mom about it." Question: Was that something coach John Calipari talked to you about when he was recruiting you? Jones: "Yes he did. He told me it was possible that it could happen and it did. I think I will be nervous trying to make my family proud like I usually do. It won't be anything new, so I shouldn't be too nervous about it." Question: Will you tell your teammates anything about what it will be like to play there? Jones: "They are already asking me questions about the Rose Garden. Brandon (Knight) played there last year with me. He knows it is nice. We just can hopefully play as well as we did (against East Tennessee State). That's the main thing I want."