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Dominique Jones' minutes valuable

With West and Beaubois out, Mavs guard stepping up to help ease the burden on Kidd

Updated: February 21, 2012, 2:06 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

Garbage time doesn't exist for Dominique Jones. Not now, anyway.

It's been about 18 months, by his count, since he played basketball regularly, and every minute he's on the court, regardless of the score, is another opportunity to improve.

That's important because the Dallas Mavericks need him.

Uh huh, that's right.

The defending NBA champions need Jones, a guy who would normally be their fourth or fifth option to run their offense.

The reality is the Mavs need Jones ...

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