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April 11, 2017 11:40 AM
Cavaliers' Dahntay Jones: Signs with Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones signed a contract with the Cavaliers on Tuesday, Chris Haynes of reports.

For the second year in a row, the Cavaliers will fill an open roster spot in the final week of the regular season by signing Jones, who was previously cut by the team in training camp in favor of DeAndre Liggins. Ironically, it was Liggins who was cut days earlier to clear up the roster spot for Jones, a 36-year-old veteran who will provide the team with some additional depth on the wing. Jones figures to see some run in the regular-season finale Wednesday against the Raptors, but don't expect him to be a fixture in the rotation during the Cavs' playoff run.

October 24, 2016 05:24 PM
Dahntay Jones: Waived by Cavs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was waived by the Cavaliers on Monday, Chris Haynes of reports.

The Cavaliers were essentially deciding between keeping Jones or DeAndre Liggins, and they've apparently opted to go with the younger option of the two. From a chemistry and experience standpoint, Jones was an important piece of the Cavs' championship roster last season, but his best days as a player are well behind him, so the decision to keep Liggins probably makes the most basketball sense. Jones turns 36 in December and could opt for retirement if he doesn't receive interest from another contending team.

October 10, 2016 07:34 PM
Cavaliers' Dahntay Jones: Starts at shooting guard Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones is in the starting lineup for Monday's preseason matchup with the Hawks.

The Cavaliers are resting their regular starting lineup, so they've opted to start Jones, Kay Felder, James Jones, Cory Jefferson and Jordan McRae. However, once the regular season is here, Jones isn't expected to be a regular contributor and may not even make the final roster, as he's currently battling for the 15th spot on the roster. With that said, he could see extended minutes Monday against the Hawks.

September 23, 2016 11:18 AM
Cavaliers' Dahntay Jones: Re-ups with Cleveland on non-guaranteed deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones agreed Thursday to re-sign with the Cavaliers on a non-guaranteed contract, Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

After playing 42 minutes in a meaningless regular season finale for the Cavaliers just one day after signing with the team, Jones went largely unused off the bench during the team's postseason run. However, he played a pivotal role in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, scoring five unanswered points in the last 90 seconds of the first half and drawing two crucial fouls on the Warriors' Draymond Green in an eventual Cavs win. Jones was waived earlier in the offseason before his contract became guaranteed for 2016-17, and his new non-guaranteed deal means that he's far from a safe bet to open the upcoming campaign with the team. The 35-year-old will likely have to battle Eric Moreland, John Holland, Cory Jefferson, Markel Brown and DeAndre Liggins for the 15th spot on the roster.

July 31, 2016 12:50 PM
Dahntay Jones: Waived by Cavaliers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was waived by the Cavaliers on Saturday, reports.

Jones' salary for the 2016-17 season was set to become fully guaranteed Monday, so the Cavaliers opted to release him to increase their roster flexibility for the future. The two sides reportedly do have some mutual interest to bring Jones back into the fold, but we'll likely have to wait at least a few weeks for the Cavaliers to evaluate their other options. Jones saw action in just one regular season game this past year, so he'd likely return as a veteran bench presence again in a similar role.

June 20, 2016 10:36 AM
Cavaliers' Dahntay Jones: Doesn't play in Game 7 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Sunday's 93-89 Game 7 win over the Warriors.

Sunday marked the first game of the series that wasn't decided by more than 11 points, so there were no garbage time minutes to be had for Jones and the Cavs' bench mob. That's probably not an issue for the 35-year-old, who will now come away with his first NBA title after having only played one regular-season game with the Cavs.

May 22, 2016 07:08 PM
Cavaliers' Dahntay Jones: Suspended one game for striking Bismack Biyombo in the groin
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones has been suspended for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals after striking Raptors' center Bismack Biyombo in the groin.

Jones has played 2.9 minutes per game in the 2016 postseason, making him a rough DFS choice. He has averaged 1.0 points, and 0.3 rebounds per game in that time span. Jones' suspension will only truly effect the Cavaliers depth at shooting guard.

May 5, 2016 11:27 AM
Cavaliers' Dahntay Jones: Hits three-pointer in record-setting Game 2 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones scored three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and grabbed a rebound in six minutes during Wednesday's 123-98 Game 2 win over the Hawks.

Jones hit his lone three-point attempt with 2:24 left in the fourth quarter, establishing a new single-game postseason record by knocking down the Cavs' 24th three-point of the evening. The Cavs did most of their damage from deep in the first half with 18 three-pointers, which allowed Jones to pick up some rare run in garbage time. He's not expected to be a part of the rotation during the postseason when games are more competitive.

April 14, 2016 05:41 AM
Cavaliers' Dahntay Jones: Receives heavy workload in OT loss Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones scored 13 points (6-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt) to go with five rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and a steal over 42 minutes in a 112-110 loss to the Pistons on Wednesday.

Jones, a 35-year-old journeyman, was inked to a contract earlier in the day after spending the season in the D-League. While Jones was likely signed as a precautionary measure (Iman Shumpert is currently sidelined with a knee injury), the veteran of eight teams logged a heavy workload in Wednesday's game, providing Cleveland's starters with a rest before the playoffs. Jones should have a minimal role in Cleveland's playoff rotation.

April 13, 2016 01:43 PM
Cavaliers' Dahntay Jones: Has been signed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones signed a contract with the Cavaliers on Wednesday that will run through the end of the 2015-16 season, Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

After being waived by the Nets out of training camp in October, Jones landed with the D-League's Grand Rapids Drive and has been playing on the circuit all season, averaging 15.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 36 minutes over 43 games. Jones, a first-round pick in 2003, will be available for Wednesday's regular season finale against the Pistons, and could immediately pick up some minutes with LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, and J.R. Smith all being held out for rest and Mo Williams and Iman Shumpert sitting out with knee injuries. The 35-year-old will remain with the Cavs through their postseason run, but isn't likely to serve as much more than emergency depth.

October 26, 2015 03:45 PM
Nets' Dahntay Jones: Waived by Nets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was waived by the Nets on Monday, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports reports.

The veteran signed a camp deal with Brooklyn back in September but failed to impress throughout the preseason. It's unclear where he'll go from here, but the 34-year-old could draw interest later in the season as a potential roster addition for his abilities as a defender and locker room presence.

July 10, 2015 09:53 AM
Report: Kings, Knicks, Clippers show interest in Dahntay Jones
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Kings, Knicks and Clippers are all interested in free-agent guard Dahntay Jones, sources told Basketball Insiders.

Jones averaged 0.6 points and 0.3 rebounds in 33 games last season.

June 1, 2015 03:42 PM
Clippers' Dahntay Jones denies any wrong doing in bump of Green
by Brandon Wise |

Clippers reserve Dahntay Jones doesn't think he should've been fined for his bump of Draymond Green Sunday, reports the Los Angeles Times.

"No, I didn't do it on purpose," Jones said before Monday's game. "I don't have a reason to do it on purpose, but it's cool. I apologize if I hurt his feelings."

Jones said he thinks Green blew it out of proportion.

"Some people like to draw attention to themselves and make themselves bigger than what it is," Jones said. "I think it was more of him drawing attention to himself, and being the reason why somebody else got fined, but it is what it is."

Jones is appealing his $10,000 fine, which the league handed down before Monday's game.

June 1, 2015 03:42 PM
NBA fines Dahntay Jones $10,000 for bumping Draymond Green
by Brandon Wise |

The NBA has fined Clippers reserve Dahntay Jones for bumping Warriors forward Draymond Green during his postgame interview Sunday, the league announced.

The bump drew a scowl from Green, which prompted some fiery words after the game.

"I think he wanted a reaction from me, but he don't play," Green said, noting that Jones is averaging a career-low 4.6 minutes per game this season. "If [Jones] gets suspended, they may not even notice."

Green had just finished scoring a game-high 23 points on 8 of 15 shooting from Jones walked by Green and pushed his shoulder into him.

"I definitely expect that to be reviewed by the NBA. For him to look at me, look at me again and bump me when I'm doing a postgame interview; that's really smart, too, when it's on ABC," Green said. "The postgame interview is the highlight of that segment and you bump somebody."

June 1, 2015 04:23 PM
Clippers to keep Dahntay Jones for the rest of the year
by Chris Cwik |

The Clippers will keep forward Dahntay Jones for the rest of the season, according to the Los Angeles Times

Jones signed his second 10-day contract with the club on Jan. 24. While he hasn't played all that much, Jones has received praise from head coach Doc Rivers during the year. Once Jones' second 10-day contract expires, the team will keep him around for the rest of the year.

Jones has played in eight games this season.

June 1, 2015 04:31 PM
Clippers sign guard Dahntay Jones to 10-day contract
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Clippers signed guard Dahntay Jones to his second 10-day contract Saturday, the team announced.

In four games with the Clippers, Jones is averaging 1.0 points and 0.2 rebounds.

June 1, 2015 04:32 PM
Clippers to re-sign Dahntay Jones
by Chris Cwik |

The Clippers are planning to keep guard Dahntay Jones , according to the Orange County Register

Jones signed a 10-day contract with the club Jan. 14, but it appears he'll be around longer than that. Following Thursday's game, coach Doc Rivers said the team will keep Jones around. Jones has played in three games with the team thus far. He's been praised by Rivers for his toughness, which might be part of the reason the team is keeping him under contract. 

June 1, 2015 04:37 PM
Clippers' Doc Rivers unclear on backup small forward position
by Brandon Wise |

Clippers coach Doc Rivers is still trying to figure out who will fill in the backup small forward position. After trading Reggie Bullock to the Suns to acquire his son, Austin, Rivers left the door open to anyone being able to fill the void on Saturday.

"It could be anyone. It’s not that big of an issue for me. Reggie was playing 10 minutes a game," Rivers said. "We feel like we have enough guys who can cover for him."

The Clippers signed Dahntay Jones to a 10-day contract Wednesday and played five minutes in Saturday's win. Since the trade, however, starting small forward Matt Barnes has played 40 minutes per game, well above his normal 28.5 minutes.

June 1, 2015 04:41 PM
Doc Rivers confirms: Clippers will sign Dahntay Jones
by Igor Mello |

Clippers coach Doc Rivers confirmed he will sign small forward Dahntay Jones to a 10-day contract over small forward Darius Miller, per the team's official website. Rivers noted that Miller could be an option in the future "when he gets in better shape."

The Clippers officially announced the signing Wednesday. 

Jones averaged 3.4 points on 36.9 percent shooting in his last NBA action during the 2012-13 season.

June 1, 2015 04:42 PM
Report: Clippers choose Dahntay Jones over Darius Miller
by R.J. White |

The Clippers will sign small forward Dahntay Jones to a 10-day contract rather than small forward Darius Miller, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Miller, who was waived by the Pelicans in November, was reported to be in line for the 10-day deal with the Clippers. However, it appears the team will move forward with Jones, who was waived by the Jazz before the season. He averaged 3.4 points on 36.9 percent shooting in his last NBA action during the 2012-13 season.


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Cleveland Cavaliers
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