Damian Jones on his debut with Lakers

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Damian Jones made his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers in a win over the Golden State Warriors. The 25-year-old center scored 8 points, grabbed 3 rebounds and blocked 2 shots in 8 minutes of play.

After the game, he talked about his debut and what he can give to his new team.

“It felt pretty good,” Jones said. “I’m trying to get accustomed to the system. I watched a lot of film of how I’m supposed to play. It fell really good to see that I can come out and really help out.”

He also talked about his rim protection: “It’s one of the reasons why they signed me. I’m trying to provide that rim protection and create that vertical space in the offense.”