After his second 10-day contract expired on Monday, the Los Angeles Clippers signed swingman Dahntay Jones for the remainder of the season, per ESPN’s Arash Markazi.
His vigorous towel-waving clearly hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Jones has appeared in just nine games and played 29 minutes since signing with the Clippers on January 14.
Although playing time for the journeyman has been limited, he’s been credited with reinvigorating a bench that had been lackadaisical for much of the season.
Rivers spoke glowingly about the 12-year veteran before last night’s game in Brooklyn:
“He’s a pro. You can’t have enough pros and so he’s been really good. He’s been through playoffs. Guys like that, Sam [Cassell] was telling a story when we signed him at the end of the year that I told him he was going to win one game for us and I said I ‘don’t know when,’ but he was talking about the [2008 first-round] playoff game in Atlanta where he got hot and won the game for us and then he went in the locker room and said, ‘I’m done. I’ve done my job.’ That’s what a guy like Dahntay [can do]. It could be one stop, it could be one thing, so you just don’t know.”
While Doc’s dreaming up the day when Dahntay wins the Clippers a playoff game, Jones is balancing his role as a reserve:
“Right now my role is more helping on the bench and helping guys out, but hopefully I can get on the court and provide a service in that respect too.”
Clippers keeping Dahntay Jones for the rest of the season? They must think he's a righteous dude.
— D.J. Foster (@fosterdj) February 2, 2015
Signing Jones for the rest of the season brings the Clippers’ roster to 14.
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