HoopsHype Dahntay Jones rumors

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Aggrey Sam: Bulls cut vet swingman Dahntay Jones before flying to Rio. Roster down to 15, remaining free agents are Mike James, Dexter Pittman, DJ White Twitter @CSNBullsInsider

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While Copeland continues to be discussed, the Knicks also have another idea in mind for that $1.7 million: Signing a small forward who could start alongside Carmelo Anthony at the 4. And, no, Ronnie Brewer isn't coming back. A league source told ESPNNewYork.com that the Knicks are "looking for a 3 who can shoot the 3 and is a good defender on the wing." A few small forwards the Knicks have expressed interest in, who could be in their financial ballpark, are Carlos Delfino, Franciso Garcia and Dahntay Jones. ESPN.com

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Atlanta Hawks player Dahntay Jones says he feels REALLLY bad about injuring Kobe Bryant's ankle right before the NBA playoffs ... but he's adamant, he didn't do it on purpose! Jones was at LAX yesterday when he told TMZ ... even though it's only been 2 months since the controversial play, he doesn't hold a grudge against people like Ice Cube -- who called him a dirty cheater days after the play. In case you forgot, Lakers fans were calling for Dahntay's head after Kobe landed on DJ's ankle during a jump shot on March 13 -- with people saying Dahntay put his foot in Kobe's jump zone with the intention of injuring the NBA star. "I apologize once again," DJ told us ... "I wish you a speedy recovery, Kobe." TMZ.com

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Kobe Bryant is right ... Atlanta Hawks player Dahntay Jones is a dirty cheater who knew what he was doing when he hurt the Black Mamba on the court last week ... at least according to Lakers superfan Ice Cube. Cube -- decked out in Lakers gear -- was at LAX this weekend when we asked the rap legend about Kobe's claim that Jones cheap-shotted him during a fadeaway jumper last week ... causing Bryant to injure his ankle. "It's kinda whack when you gotta cheat to win," Cube said ... saying, "But [Kobe's] a champ, he'll come back. That ankle will be strong." TMZ.com

Dahntay Jones joined The Dan Patrick Show to talk about his play at the end of the Hawks-Lakers game that injured Kobe Bryant, what the etiquette is for a defender when an offensive player takes a jumper, what he makes of the NBA saying they would have called a foul during that play, his history with Kobe Bryant, whether he has tried to reach out to Bryant since the incident, and whether he is surprised by the amount of attention the play has received. His take on the play that injured Kobe Bryant: “It’s the same take as it was after the game. I just tried to make the best basketball play possible. At that point in time, my role was to try to get a stop for our team and I just tried to get close enough to contest the shot and try to make him see a body instead of having a wide open look at the basket.” Sports Radio Interviews

On his history with Kobe Bryant: “We really don’t have a history. We had two incidents that happened in a playoff series but there have been many games in between there where nothing has happened, period. I have a lot of respect for him, his career and what he’s done. I don’t have any problems with him at all.” It sounds like there is a little more to this with Kobe talking about Revenge, doesn’t it? “He’s a competitor and I guess in this situation he feels like he was wronged and he is upset about it. There’s no bad blood and there haven’t been any situations where we have gotten into it in any manner, except for the one incident in the Western Conference Finals.” Sports Radio Interviews

March 17, 2013 Updates

Some players are upset with Dahntay Jones for the play that injured Kobe Bryant. Here's one strongly worded text: Dahntay Jones insists he didn't intentionally injure Kobe Bryant during Wednesday's game, when Bryant landed on Jones' foot after attempting a game-tying shot. However, there are some players who blame Jones for the injury and who have been very critical of him. Here's what one anonymous player texted me: "What's up with Dahntay Jones? It's f***ed up what he did. He needs a huge fine and suspension. He can't be hurting guys, man." Jones wasn't fined or suspended for the controversial play. In fact, he wasn't even called for a foul. However, on Thursday, the NBA released a statement saying that officials should have called a foul on the play and granted Bryant two free throws. Sulia

March 15, 2013 Updates

Cavs guard Daniel Gibson fired away at the Atlanta Hawks’ Dahntay Jones this morning, calling the play in which he injured Kobe Bryant a “dirty play” and inferred that Jones is a dirty player. “I think that was a dirty play,” Gibson said. “He’s been known to be a guy to do that.” Akron Beacon Journal

“It’s a very dangerous play,” Gibson said. “You’re vulnerable. There’s nothing you can do besides land. When you start worrying about it, that’s when you start missing shots and that’s what the defender is trying to do – make you think about landing and where you’re coming down.” Akron Beacon Journal

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