With an open slot on the roster, the Clippers are taking a look at unrestricted free agent guard Dahtnay Jones as reported by Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.
A number of teams are interested in Dahntay Jones, including the Knicks and Clippers. He’ll work out for 15-20 teams in Las Vegas next week.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 22, 2014
A 10-year veteran, Dahtnay Jones last played in the NBA during the 2012-13 season, splitting the year between the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks. Appearing in 78 games, Jones averaged 3.4 points and 1.1 rebounds per game, relying on his defense to keep him in the rotation.
A marginal player throughout his career, Dahntay Jones may be most known for potentially being a dirty player, an accusation that went mainstream following Jones being accused of intentionally slipping his foot under Kobe Bryant following a shot attempt back in 2013.
While Jones brings the defensive tenacity at the wing position the Clippers long for outside of Matt Barnes, it’s difficult to see him becoming a rotation player barring injury. Right now the Clippers are loaded at the wing. They’ve starters in J.J. Redick and Barnes, veteran reserve wings in Jared Dudley and Jamal Crawford, and youth in Reggie Bullock and 2014 first-round selection C.J. Wilcox.
Following the acquisitions of Spencer Hawes and Jordan Farmar, as well as the re-signing of Glen Davis, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has spoken little on what he chooses to do with the final roster spot. As we inch closer to the beginning of training camp, we should get a better indication on if Rivers will choose to fill the spot or keep it open for flexibility issues.