Dahntay Jones

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Dahntay Jones
Dahntay Jones Bulls vs Pacers December 2009.jpg
Jones with the Indiana Pacers
No. 7 – Grand Rapids Drive
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBA Development League
Personal information
Born (1980-12-27) December 27, 1980 (age 35)
Trenton, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Steinert (Hamilton, New Jersey)
College
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
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
2014–2015 Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
2015 Los Angeles Clippers
2015–present Grand Rapids Drive (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-ACC (2003)
  • 2x ACC All-Defensive Team (2002, 2003)
  • Big East All-Rookie Team (1999)

Dahntay Lavall Jones (born December 27, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for Rutgers and Duke.

Early life[edit]

Jones grew up in Hamilton Square, New Jersey[1] and starred at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township, Mercer County from 1995 to 1998.[2] He earned McDonald's All-America honorable mention honors as a senior after averaging 24 points and 9 rebounds per game.

College career[edit]

After playing college basketball at Rutgers in his freshman and sophomore years, Jones transferred to Duke where he earned All-ACC Honorable Mention honors in 2002 after averaging 11.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists as a junior. In his senior season, he played 33 games, averaging 17.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game.[3][4]

Professional career[edit]

Jones was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 20th overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft, and his rights were later traded, along with the rights to Troy Bell, to the Memphis Grizzlies for the rights to Kendrick Perkins and Marcus Banks.[5] Jones played his first four professional seasons for the Grizzlies, averaging 5.0 points per game.

On September 27, 2007, Jones signed with the Boston Celtics.[6] However, he was later waived by the Celtics on October 25, 2007.[7] On December 10, 2007, he signed with the Sacramento Kings.[8] On February 16, 2008, he was waived by the Kings.[8] On March 21, 2008, he was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.[9]

On July 30, 2008, Jones signed with the Denver Nuggets.[10] The Nuggets went on to reach the Western Conference Finals but were defeated 4 games to 2 by the Los Angeles Lakers.

On July 14, 2009, Jones signed a four-year deal with the Indiana Pacers.[11]

Jones with the Mavericks.

On July 12, 2012, Jones was traded, along with Darren Collison, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Ian Mahinmi.[12] On February 21, 2013, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Anthony Morrow.[13]

On September 27, 2013, Jones signed with the Chicago Bulls.[14] However, he was later waived by the Bulls on October 8, 2013.[15]

On September 25, 2014, Jones signed with the Utah Jazz.[16] However, he was later waived by the Jazz on October 22, 2014.[17]

On November 26, 2014, he was reacquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.[18] On January 14, 2015, he signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.[19] On January 24, 2015, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Clippers.[20] On February 3, 2015, he signed with the Clippers for the rest of the season.[21] On March 9, 2015, the league fined Jones $10,000 for bumping Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors during a postgame interview following the previous night’s Warriors win over the Clippers. Jones denied that the bump was intentional.[22]

On September 10, 2015, Jones signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[23] However, he was later waived by the Nets on October 26 after appearing in four preseason games.[24] On December 4, he was acquired by the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League.[25]

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
2014–15 L.A. Clippers 33 0 3.7 .286 .000 .818 .3 .1 .1 .0 .6
Career 622 157 15.7 .439 .330 .751 1.7 .8 .4 .2 5.4

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
2015 L.A. Clippers 11 0 1.6 1.000 .000 .000 .1 .0 .2 .0 .4
Career 49 16 11.1 .444 .276 .800 1.3 .3 .4 .1 4.1

Personal[edit]

Jones is the son of Larry and Joanne Jones. His father played college basketball at St. Peter's College.[3] His cousin, Al Harrington, is a retired professional basketball player.[26] He is married to Valeisha Butterfield, the daughter of North Carolina Congressman G.K. Butterfield.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Battista, Judy (February 21, 1999). "COLLEGE BASKETBALL; Rutgers Could Have a Post-Season With Meaning". NYTimes.com. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Smith, Timothy (October 22, 1997). "COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Starting Over In New Jersey; New Coaches at Seton Hall and Rutgers Rebuild". NYTimes.com. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Dahntay Jones Biography". GoDuke.com. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dahntay Jones Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Grizzlies Trade Draft Rights to 13th & 27th Overall Selections to the Celtics for BC’s Troy Bell and Duke’s Dahntay Jones". NBA.com. June 26, 2003. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Camp roster set". Boston.com. September 26, 2007. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ "C's waive Jones, Manuel". Boston.com. October 25, 2007. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Transactions: 2007-08 Season". NBA.com. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Mad Ants Make Roster Change". NBA.com. March 21, 2008. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Nuggets Sign Dahntay Jones". NBA.com. July 30, 2008. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Transactions: 2009-10 Season". NBA.com. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ "It's Official: Pacers Acquire Mahinmi for Collison, Jones". NBA.com. July 12, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  13. ^ "ATLANTA HAWKS ACQUIRE DAHNTAY JONES FROM DALLAS AND JEREMY TYLER FROM GOLDEN STATE". NBA.com. February 21, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Patrick Christopher, Mike James, Dahntay Jones, Kalin Lucas, Dexter Pittman and D.J. White in Bulls training camp". InsideHoops.com. September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Chicago Bulls waive Dahntay Jones". InsideHoops.com. October 8, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Jazz Sign Free Agent Dahntay Jones". NBA.com. September 25, 2014. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Jazz Waive Cooley and Jones". NBA.com. October 22, 2014. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Mad Ants Acquire Dahntay Jones". NBA.com. November 26, 2014. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  19. ^ "CLIPPERS SIGN DAHNTAY JONES TO 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. January 14, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  20. ^ "CLIPPERS SIGN DAHNTAY JONES TO SECOND 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. January 24, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  21. ^ "CLIPPERS SIGN DAHNTAY JONES FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON". NBA.com. February 3, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  22. ^ Markazi, Arash (March 9, 2015). "Dahntay Jones of Los Angeles Clippers fined $10,000 for Draymond Green bump". ESPN Los Angeles. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  23. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Sign Dahntay Jones". NBA.com. September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  24. ^ "BROOKLYN NETS WAIVE HARPER AND JONES". NBA.com. October 26, 2015. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Drive Waive Thomas and Add Jones to the 2015-16 Season Roster". OurSportsCentral.com. December 4, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Chat with Al Harrington". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Dahntay Jones’ Proud Father-in-Law, G.K. Butterfield". RollCall.com. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 

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