Dwayne Jones (basketball)

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Dwayne Jones
Dwayne Jones 2008-04-24.jpg
Jones in 2008 with the Cleveland Cavaliers
Philadelphia 76ers
PositionAssistant Coach
LeagueNational Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1983-06-09) June 9, 1983 (age 37)
Morgantown, West Virginia
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolAmerican Christian School
(Aston, Pennsylvania)
CollegeSaint Joseph's (2002–2005)
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–2017
PositionPower forward / Center
Coaching career2018–present
Career history
As player:
2005–2006Florida Flame
2006Boston Celtics
20062008Cleveland Cavaliers
2008Efes Pilsen
2008Charlotte Bobcats
2009Iowa Energy
2009Idaho Stampede
2009–2010Austin Toros
2010Phoenix Suns
2010–2011Fujian Xunxing
2011Indios de Mayagüez
2011Zhejiang Lions
2012Powerade Tigers
2012Champville SC
2013Texas Legends
2013Golden State Warriors
2013–2014Al Jaysh
2015Guaiqueríes de Margarita
2015Leones de Santo Domingo
2015–2016Juventud Sionista
2015Guaiqueríes de Margarita
2016–2017Atenas de Córdoba
As coach:
2018–presentPhiladelphia 76ers (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Dwayne Clinton Jones (born June 9, 1983) is a former American professional basketball player who is currently the assistant coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in Morgantown, West Virginia and raised in Chester, Pennsylvania. Jones graduated from the American Christian School of Aston, Pennsylvania in 2001.[1]

College career[edit]

Along with senior Jameer Nelson and juniors Delonte West and Pat Carroll, Jones was an integral part of the undefeated Saint Joseph's team during the 2004 regular season. The Hawks earned a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the Elite Eight. They were within seconds of the Final Four, before the Oklahoma State Cowboys' John Lucas hit a 3-pointer. Saint Joseph's finished with a 30–2 record, the best in the University's history.

In 2004-05, Jones was the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year, and a member of the All-Defensive Team for the second consecutive year. He ranked fifth in rebounds (11.6) and blocks (3.0) in the nation, and led the Atlantic 10 in both categories.

Jones was chosen to Atlantic 10 All-Conference 2nd Team and All-Big 5 second-team, while posting career-best numbers in scoring (10.1 points per game), rebounding and blocked shots. He was also named to the Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team after averaging 10.0 points and 12.7 rebounds in the tournament, and earned NIT All-Tournament honors.

Jones' total of 418 rebounds was the second best single-season mark in school history, while his total of 109 blocks was the third best single-season total. He set his career-high with 16 rebounds at Old Dominion and tied it with 16 against Hofstra. On February 19, 2005, Jones became the first Hawk to notch a triple-double since 1986 with 11 points, 11 rebounds, and career-high 10 blocks against St. Bonaventure.

Professional career[edit]

Jones was signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 26, 2005, as an undrafted rookie free agent.[2] He was assigned to the NBA Development League's Florida Flame on November 4, 2005.

In 26 games for the Flame, Jones averaged 8.9 points, 2.0 blocks (league's third-best, with the total 52 being fifth) and a league leading 11.7 rebounds per game. He also led the league in offensive rebounds per game (4.5), and his 118 total offensive rebounds were good for second place, only eight shy of T. J. Cummings, who played in 22 more games.

Without a single official appearance for the Wolves, Jones was traded to the Boston Celtics on January 27, 2006, along with Michael Olowokandi, Wally Szczerbiak and a future first-round draft choice, in exchange for Marcus Banks, Mark Blount, Ricky Davis, Justin Reed and two future conditional second-round draft choices. He played in 14 games for the Celtics during the season, averaging 1.0 points and 2.2 rebounds. Jones had a season high seven points on April 19, 2006 against the Miami Heat and a career high 13 rebounds on April 17, 2006 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jones was traded to the Cavaliers on October 13, 2006, in exchange for Luke Jackson, and appeared in just 4 regular season games during the 2006-2007 season. He had three total points (on 3-6 free throw shooting, against the Golden State Warriors) and six total rebounds.

Jones was assigned by the Cavaliers to the D-League's Albuquerque Thunderbirds on March 23, 2007. He played in two games for the Thunderbirds, averaging 11.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, six blocks and two steals, including D-League season-high eight blocks on March 24, 2007 against the Idaho Stampede.

In his first full season as an NBA player, Jones averaged 1 point and 2 rebounds in 56 games during 2007-08, plus 5 postseason contests. He had a season and career-high nine points and a season-high 12 rebounds on December 4, 2007 against the New Jersey Nets.

In September 2008, Jones was signed by the Orlando Magic to play in the team's training camp, but was released before the season started. He then signed with Turkish League club Efes Pilsen S.K., which also entered the Euroleague.

On November 24, 2008, Jones signed with the Charlotte Bobcats.[3]

On January 8, 2009, Jones was acquired by the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League. He was later traded to the Idaho Stampede for guard Tim Barnes, and then finished the season with the Austin Toros.[4]

On October 17, 2009, Jones signed a one-year contract with Serbian club Crvena zvezda. He was signed as their final newcomer for the 2009–10 season.[5] He was released by mutual consent only 5 days after that, due to, as Crvena zvezda general manager said, personal problems that kept him from focusing on professional basketball.[6] During those five days in Belgrade, he played in one friendly game versus a minor league team, contributing to the win with 9 points and 5 rebounds. Jones later rejoined the Austin Toros.

On April 6, 2010, he was signed by the Phoenix Suns. He was signed to replace Robin Lopez because of a bulging disk and he was the top rebounder in the Development League, averaging 16 rebounds for the Austin Toros.

On July 14, 2010 he was traded to the Toronto Raptors along with Leandro Barbosa in exchange for Hedo Türkoğlu.[7] However, he was waived by the Raptors on August 13.[8] He then re-signed with the Suns on August 30,[9] but he was waived on October 20, 2010.[10] He also played for Fujian SBS Xunxing in China for 2010-11 season.

In May 2011, he signed with Indios de Mayagüez in Puerto Rico.[11] He then joined Zhejiang Guangsha in China.[12]

In January 2012, he signed with the Powerade Tigers as an import for the 2012 PBA Commissioner's Cup.[13]

On February 7, 2013, Jones was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.[14] On April 17, 2013, he was signed by the Golden State Warriors for the remainder of the season.[15] On July 24, 2013, he was waived by the Warriors.[16]

On September 30, 2013, he signed with the Utah Jazz.[17] However, he was waived on October 14.[18]

In November 2014, Jones signed with Guaiqueríes de Margarita of Venezuela for the 2015 LPB season.[19]

In June 2015, he signed with Leones de Santo Domingo of Dominican Republic for the 2015 LNB season.[20]

On June 27, 2016, Jones signed with Atenas de Córdoba for the 2016–17 season.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

  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


2002–03 Saint Joseph's 30 1 21.0 .526 .351 6.3 0.3 0.4 2.0 4.2
2003–04 Saint Joseph's 32 32 27.1 .545 .452 7.0 0.9 0.5 2.0 6.4
2004–05 Saint Joseph's 36 36 34.8 .507 .536 11.6 0.9 0.4 3.0 10.1
Career 98 69 28.1 .522 .484 8.5 0.7 0.4 2.4 7.1

NBA regular season[edit]

2005–06 Boston 14 0 6.2 .400 .462 2.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.0
2006–07 Cleveland 4 0 4.5 .000 .500 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
2007–08 Cleveland 56 0 8.4 .532 .000 .483 2.5 0.2 0.2 0.4 1.4
2008–09 Charlotte 6 0 8.7 .571 .667 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.0
2009–10 Phoenix 2 0 3.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career 82 0 7.8 .508 .000 .494 2.3 0.1 0.1 0.4 1.3

NBA postseason[edit]

2007–08 Cleveland 5 0 4.0 .500 .500 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.6
2009–10 Phoenix 2 0 5.0 .500 .750 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5
2012–13 Golden State 2 0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career 9 0 3.6 .500 .667 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.9

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dwayne Jones". Saint Joseph's Hawks. Archived from the original on February 22, 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  2. ^ Associated Press (August 27, 2005). "Wolves sign rookie free agent Dwayne Jones". espn.com.
  3. ^ "Bobcats Sign Dwayne Jones". NBA.com. November 24, 2008. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  4. ^ Dwayne Jones Player Profile – RealGM
  5. ^ "Red Star presents Dwayne Jones". B92. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  6. ^ "Red Star released Dwayne Jones". B92. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
  7. ^ Raptors Acquire Barbosa And Jones From Phoenix
  8. ^ Raptors Release Jones
  9. ^ Suns Sign Dwayne Jones
  10. ^ Phoenix Suns show improvements in preseason win over Golden State Warriors
  11. ^ Se refuerzan los Indios (in Spanish)
  12. ^ ZHEJIANG GUANGSHA LIONS basketball team (China-CBA)
  13. ^ "Powerade taps former SMART-Gilas prospect as import in Commissioner's Cup". Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  14. ^ Legends Acquire Dwayne Jones
  15. ^ Warriors Sign Free Agent Forward/Center Dwayne Jones
  16. ^ Golden State Warriors Waive Dwayne Jones, Scott Machado and Kevin Murphy
  17. ^ Utah Jazz Signs Three Free Agents
  18. ^ Utah Jazz waive Dwayne Jones II
  19. ^ Guaiqueries ink Dwayne Jones, ex Al Jaysh
  20. ^ Leones de Santo Domingo inks Dwayne Jones, ex Guaiqueries
  21. ^ Oficial: Dwayne Jones será el tercer extranjero de Atenas (in Spanish)

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