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Solomon Jones
Solomon Jones
Position: None
Born: 07/16/84
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.5 kg.
The Orlando Magic waived reserve big man Solomon Jones after the team’s 110-94 loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday night. Waiving Jones, coupled with the decision to waive Hedo Turkoglu on Friday, leaves the Magic’s roster at 13 players and gives the Magic some additional roster flexibility. (An NBA team may carry a maximum of 15 players on its roster.) Jones’ salary for the season was $1,186,459, but it was fully unguaranteed. If the Magic had kept him beyond the close of business on Jan. 7, his entire salary would’ve become guaranteed.
The Knicks have announced the release of F/C Solomon Jones, who appeared in two games, making one start while the team dealt with various frontcourt injuries last week. The move might ultimately be explained by the bigger news of the day: Rasheed Wallace may play tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats. Newsday’s Al Iannazzone: There is a good chance Rasheed Wallace will try and play tonight.
Mike Woodson discussed the signing of big man Solomon Jones and how much he might play for the Knicks as the regular season winds down. “He was a guy that I had in Atlanta that we drafted when I was there,” Woodson said. “He kind of fits what I like in terms of shot blocking and rebounding the ball and playing defense. That’s why he’s here.” Solomon was brought in because the Knicks are so shorthanded up front. So his playing time is up in the air, based on the game, the situation and who’s available. “It all depends,” Woodson said. “I don’t know what kind of shape he’s in. He played some in China last month. We’ll gauge it as we go along.” He had no points and one rebound in 12 minutes in his debut.
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Once relatively settled with 13 guaranteed contracts, the Suns likely will stage a battle for another roster spot in light of the expectation that Channing Frye’s enlarged heart will sideline him for the season. The Suns have invited NBA veteran power forward/center Solomon Jones, power forward/center Luke Zeller, swingman Othyus Jeffers and point guard Diante Garrett to training camp, which opens Tuesday with the first of four consecutive two-a-day sessions at UC-San Diego. The camp, which is closed to the public, will conclude Saturday with an intrasquad scrimmage before the Suns return to Phoenix to prepare for their Oct. 10 preseason opener at Sacramento.
The former South Florida standout, drafted 33rd in 2006 by Atlanta, has career averages of 3.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.6 blocks in 11.1 minutes per appearance. He is an athletic shot blocker who provides the Suns some front-line insurance behind Channing Frye, whose summer has been dedicated to shoulder rehabilitation. He played for Atlanta (2006-09) and Indiana (2009-2011) before playing 21 games last season with the Clippers and Hornets. “I think there’s going to be an opportunity there for him,” Jones’ agent, Mark Bartelstein, said of Phoenix. “He’s worked out hard this summer and he’s in great shape.”
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Add another happy camper to the Suns training camp that begins in two weeks. Veteran big man Solomon Jones will sign a non-guaranteed contract to become the first make-good player on this year’s Suns training camp roster, which already has 13 guaranteed contacts (the NBA roster minimum). Jones, 28, is a 6-foot-10, 245-pound power forward/center who has played 268 NBA games for four teams over six seasons. He joined the Los Angeles Clippers early last season but was waived, setting up a stint of two 10-day contracts with New Orleans.