The Clippers have signed veteran wing Dahntay Jones to a ten-day contract, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Jones was drafted by the Celtics in 2003; he’s played with the Grizzlies, Kings, Nuggets, Pacers, Mavericks and Hawks in the NBA. In both 2013 and 2014 he started the season with NBA teams (the Bulls and Jazz respectively), but was waived in October. Since then he has been with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBDL.
Jones has a reputation as a solid defender. He’s not by any means a high-volume NBA shooter, averaging 1.2 three-point attempts per 36 minutes during his pro career, but he’ll leave the Mad Ants on something of a hot streak, hitting 38 percent of his threes for the season.
Initial reports indicated the Clippers would be signing Darius Miller. Later, reports swung to Jones instead.
Jones should help the Clippers’ wing depth.His length doesn’t truly allow him to defend larger 3s, but he’s played both shooting guard and small forward in the past. Still, he is unlikely to give the bench the second scorer it would like to pair with Jamal Crawford. The Clippers are hoping that an Austin Rivers trade will fill that role.