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Dominique Jones
Dominique Jones
Position: None
Born: 10/15/88
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
The Chinese Basketball Association season is currently in its playoff semifinals, meaning a slew of former NBA players could be available as free agents in the coming weeks. There has been interest in former Celtic Lester Hudson, who scored 40 points in Xinjiang’s victory over Dongguan. Former Sacramento King Bobby Brown tallied 45 points in that game. Other ex-NBAers in China are Shelden Williams, Delonte West, James Singleton, Donte Green, Yi Jianlian, Dominique Jones, and Hamed Haddadi.
“I’m just seeking an opportunity,” Dominique Jones said, preparing for a three-day free-agent minicamp hosted by the Milwaukee Bucks. “An opportunity to go out there and be myself. I’ve played with so much weight on my shoulders, so much pressure. To just have fun, to get back to what I used to be when it comes to playing basketball. It’s been a while since I had a good time, just playing and smiling. That’s what I’m getting back to.”
The newest member of the Springfield Armor spent three years in the NBA as a Dallas Maverick, and has an NBA championship ring to prove it. But those days are over for now, his ties with the Mavericks severed when he was waived by the team earlier this month. “I was happy,” Jones said Saturday before the Armor played the Maine Red Claws at the MassMutual Center. “People don’t know the story. I requested that. But it doesn’t matter, it’s in my past and I’m happy to be here, happy to play in the end.”
Teams have until April 17 to sign players who will be eligible for the first round of the postseason. Here are some of the top D-League players at each position, who could be called up at some point in the next month. GUARDS: Delonte West, Dominique Jones, Lester Hudson, Kris Joseph, Josh Selby, Courtney Fortson, Jerel McNeal, Andrew Goudelock, Christian Eyenga, Lazar Hayward, Justin Dentmon, Chris Roberts, Ben Uzoh, Sean Singletary, Ron Howard, Darington Hobson. FORWARDS: D.J. Kennedy, Samardo Samuels, Demetris Nichols, Willie Reed, Rick Jackson, Arinze Onuaku, Rasual Butler, Damion James, Luke Harangody, Micah Downs, JaMychal Green, James Mays. CENTERS: Jerome Jordan, Hassan Whiteside, Vernon Macklin, Hilton Armstrong, Keith Benson, Brian Butch, Mickell Gladness, Solomon Alabi, Jarrid Famous, Augustus Gilchrist.
Free agent guard Dominique Jones has signed with the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League, his agent told RealGM. While Jones received interest from two NBA teams since being waived by the Dallas Mavericks on March 9, the 24-year-old believes playing in the D-League will allow him to log significant minutes and continue to develop. Jones is still open to signing with an NBA team before the end of the season, preferably under a contract that is partially guaranteed for next season.
Somebody needed to say it, so Dominique Jones – a player who has been on a championship team, but also had trouble playing consistently enough to earn playing time – said it. “We just got to tough it out,” said Jones, the backup point guard who got a quick hook early in the second quarter when things were going south for the Mavericks. “We can’t look for people to blame. Everybody in the organization just needs to look in the mirror. “People say we’re so close. I don’t think we’re close to being a good team. I think we got a lot of work to do. Everybody’s got to be on the same page and have the same goals. We can’t worry about there being nine free agents or why is this guy playing or why ain’t this guy playing. Everybody’s just got to be on the same page.”
The Mavericks didn’t pick up Dominique Jones’ fourth-year on his rookie scale contract, which means he’ll be an unrestricted free agent after this season. But that doesn’t mean he couldn’t return to the Mavericks. The Mavericks might elect to re-sign him after the season. “We are in position to keep all our young guys, and veterans too, for that matter, regardless of contract status,’’ president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said. “Our flexibility affords us that luxury.’’
The Mavericks have elected not to exercise their fourth-year option on Dominique Jones, meaning the backup guard will become an unrestricted free agent next summer. NBA teams have until Wednesday night to pick up the fourth-year option on players who still are on their rookie contracts, such as Jones. With the new collective-bargaining agreement creating new financial realities, president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said the Mavericks won’t extend Jones.