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Charles Jones
Born April 3, 1957 (1957-04-03) (age 52)
McGehee, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
College Albany State University
Draft #165 overall, 1979
Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1983–1998
Former teams Philadelphia 76ers (1983–84)
Chicago Bulls (1984)
Washington Bullets (1984–93)
Detroit Pistons (1993–94)
Houston Rockets (1994–98)

Charles "Gadget" Jones (born April 3, 1957 in McGehee, Arkansas) is a retired American professional basketball player. Although a raw offensive player, he possessed shot-blocking ability.

Basketball career

A 6'9" forward-center from Albany State University, Jones was selected 165th overall in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns, arriving in the league four years later. He played in 15 seasons with five teams: the Philadelphia 76ers, the Chicago Bulls, the Washington Bullets, the Detroit Pistons and the Houston Rockets.

Jones won an NBA Championship with the Rockets in 1995, appearing in 19 out of 22 postseason contests. He retired three seasons later with career averages of 2.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and nearly two blocks per game. His biggest scoring output came on January 8, 1986: 17 points against the team who drafted him, the Suns. Four years later, against the Orlando Magic, Jones blocked a career-best 10 shots, in 49 minutes.


Jones' brothers, Caldwell, Will and Major Jones, all played at Albany State and in the NBA.

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