Dahntay Jones

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Dahntay Jones
Dahntay Jones Bulls vs Pacers December 2009.jpg
Jones with the Indiana Pacers
Free Agent
Small forward / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1980-12-27) December 27, 1980 (age 33)
Trenton, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Steinert (Hamilton, New Jersey)
College Rutgers (1998–2000)
Duke (2001–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro playing career 2003–present
Career history
20032007 Memphis Grizzlies
2007–2008 Sacramento Kings
2008 Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
2008–2009 Denver Nuggets
20092012 Indiana Pacers
2012–2013 Dallas Mavericks
2013 Atlanta Hawks
Dahntay Jones
Medal record
Men's basketball
Competitor for  United States
FIBA U21 World Championship
Gold 2001 Saitama National team

Dahntay Lavall Jones (born December 27, 1980) is an American professional basketball player.

Originally a student at Rutgers University, Jones transferred to Duke University. He was selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (20th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft, and his rights were later traded, along with the rights to Troy Bell, to the Grizzlies for the rights to Kendrick Perkins and Marcus Banks. Jones played his first four professional seasons for the Grizzlies, averaging 5.0 points per game.

Jones grew up in Hamilton Square, New Jersey.[1] and starred in Steinert High School in Hamilton Township, Mercer County from 1995-1998.[2] He averaged 24 points and 9 rebounds as a senior and was named as a McDonald's All-America honorable mention.

Even though Jones enjoyed a career season in 2007, no team signed him until on September 26, 2007, Jones signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Boston Celtics,[3] but was later waived by the team on October 25, 2007.[4]

Jones was signed by the Sacramento Kings on December 10, 2007.[5] He was waived on February 16, 2008. Jones signed with the Denver Nuggets in July 2008 for the 2008–09 season.[6] During his stay with the Nuggets, Jones honed his skills and eventually earned a starting position for 72 games. He played on a Denver Nuggets team that reached the Western Conference finals of 2009. On July 14, 2009 Jones signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers. He was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on July 12, 2012.[7] On February 21, 2013, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for Anthony Morrow.[8]

On September 27, 2013, he signed with the Chicago Bulls.[9] However, he was waived on October 8.[10]

Jones is the cousin of NBA player Al Harrington.[11]

Career transactions[edit]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Memphis 20 0 7.8 .283 .250 .455 1.1 .6 .3 .3 1.8
2004–05 Memphis 52 7 12.5 .437 .383 .688 1.3 .4 .3 .2 4.5
2005–06 Memphis 71 4 13.6 .414 .143 .645 1.5 .5 .5 .2 4.0
2006–07 Memphis 78 25 21.4 .477 .417 .793 2.0 .9 .5 .3 7.5
2007–08 Sacramento 25 0 8.2 .434 .167 .667 1.4 .5 .3 .2 3.2
2008–09 Denver 79 71 18.1 .458 .647 .728 2.1 1.0 .6 .2 5.4
2009–10 Indiana 76 26 24.9 .461 .125 .770 3.0 2.0 .5 .5 10.2
2010–11 Indiana 45 2 13.1 .467 .359 .767 1.4 .7 .4 .2 6.3
2011–12 Indiana 65 3 16.2 .409 .429 .838 1.8 1.0 .4 .2 5.3
2012–13 Dallas 50 15 12.7 .357 .216 .805 1.4 .6 .2 .1 3.5
2012–13 Atlanta 28 4 13.6 .390 .250 .677 1.1 .7 .4 .0 3.1
Career 589 157 16.3 .441 .334 .751 1.8 .9 .4 .2 5.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Memphis 3 0 24.0 .381 .600 .750 3.0 .3 .3 .0 7.3
2006 Memphis 4 0 11.5 .714 .000 .000 1.8 .0 .3 .0 4.3
2009 Denver 16 16 17.5 .481 .250 .767 2.4 .6 .8 .3 7.0
2011 Indiana 3 0 16.7 .450 .000 .889 .7 .7 .3 .0 8.7
2012 Indiana 7 0 8.3 .222 .222 1.000 1.0 .4 .1 .0 2.4
2013 Atlanta 5 0 3.8 .250 .000 1.000 .2 .0 .0 .0 .8
Career 38 16 13.8 .436 .276 .800 1.7 .4 .4 .1 5.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Battista, Judy. "COLLEGE BASKETBALL; Rutgers Could Have a Post-Season With Meaning", The New York Times, February 21, 1999. Accessed December 12, 2007. "With his first full recruiting class, one of the best in the Big East, Bannon got Dahntay Jones, a guard from Hamilton Square, N.J., and Rashod Kent, a forward from West Virginia."
  2. ^ Smith, Timothy W. "COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Starting Over In New Jersey; New Coaches at Seton Hall and Rutgers Rebuild", The New York Times, October 22, 2007. Accessed December 12, 2007. "Bannon's efforts were rewarded recently when Dahntay Jones of Steinert High School in Hamilton Township, N.J., a top-rated 6-foot-5-inch shooting guard, orally committed to Rutgers."
  3. ^ Peter May, Camp Roster Set, The Boston Globe
  4. ^ Gary Dzen, C's waive Jones, Manuel, The Boston Globe
  5. ^ Sacramento Kings - Kings sign former Grizzlie - sacbee.com
  6. ^ a b Nuggets Sign Dahntay Jones
  7. ^ It's Official: Pacers Trade Mahinmi for Collison, Jones
  8. ^ ATLANTA HAWKS ACQUIRE DAHNTAY JONES FROM DALLAS AND JEREMY TYLER FROM GOLDEN STATE
  9. ^ Patrick Christopher, Mike James, Dahntay Jones, Kalin Lucas, Dexter Pittman and D.J. White in Bulls training camp
  10. ^ Chicago Bulls waive Dahntay Jones
  11. ^ Chat: Chat with Al Harrington - SportsNation - ESPN
  12. ^ Grizzlies Trade Draft Rights to 13th & 27th Overall Selections to the Celtics for BC’s Troy Bell and Duke’s Dahntay Jones
  13. ^ Celtics Waive Jones, Manuel
  14. ^ Kings Sign Guard/Forward Dahntay Jones
  15. ^ Kings Acquire Four Players and a Second Round Draft Pick from Atlanta in Exchange for Mike Bibby
  16. ^ Mad Ants Make Roster Change

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