Jones spent training camp with the Mavericks but was released prior to the season. He'll likely head to the Canton Charge for now but could end up making some cameos for the Cavaliers as the season progresses.
Jones was waived by the Mavericks on Monday, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Jones failed to impress the Mavericks' brass after signing a training camp deal in August, prompting Dallas to cut him loose for the second time in less than a year. The 25-year-old spent the majority of last season in the G-League, averaging 19.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Jones will likely start the year back in the G-League barring any interest elsewhere in the league.
The third-year pro was dominant on both the scoreboard and glass, providing team-high figures in both points and rebounds for the Mavericks in the loss. Jones saw 13 games of regular-season action for Dallas last season, averaging 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds across 11.3 minutes. The former Aggie once again figures to have an uphill climb to a roster spot and playing time in the coming season, considering the likes of Harrison Barnes, Wesley Matthews and current Summer League teammate Dorian Finney-Smith all presently slot ahead of him on the depth chart.
Jones posted 15 points (5-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, two assists and two steals off the bench during Tuesday's 124-97 loss to the Suns.
Jones struggled somewhat from the floor Tuesday, shooting 38.5 percent but mustered enough to reach the 15-point mark. The rookie out of Texas A&M spent most of the season in the G League, however, he did enjoy action in 16 NBA games with the Mavericks where he averaged 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds.
Jones produced 16 points (6-15 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds and one block across 27 minutes during a 105-100 loss to the Magic on Wednesday.
Jones matched his season high with 16 points on Wednesday as he benefited from the team's injuries and players being rested. He was also able to block his first shot of the season. Jones has scored in double figures only one other time this season, so another performance like this one is unlikely.
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