When it comes to responsibility, Kevin Jones probably leads the way among Cavaliers rookies.

Every game day, he dutifully ambles into the locker room pushing a stroller containing a baby doll that Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott assigned all rookies to care for this season. The baby wears an NBA-issued headband and even tiny NBA socks. It rests near Jones' locker until the 23-year-old from West Virginia pushes it out to his car after games.

But even Jones admitted Monday that he hasn't always followed Scott's strict orders. Occasionally, Jones has tossed the baby in the trunk of his car.

"Once in a while," Jones said sheepishly. "I don't do it all the time."

When it comes to taking everything that's happened during his first year in the NBA in stride, Jones is among the top for the young Cavaliers, as well. He has been assigned to the NBADL's Canton Charge six times this season, appearing in 12 games in which he has averaged 22.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 37.5 minutes per game.

But even Jones admitted that there's one thing he has refused to do this season: Look at how much the numbers on his car odometer have grown with all the 60-mile trips back-and-forth between Cleveland and Canton.