HoopsHype Solomon Jones rumors

January 3, 2012 Updates

The Clippers signed free agent Solomon Jones to a nonguaranteed contract Monday worth about $1 million, said a person not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Jones is a 6-foot-10 power forward/center who the Clippers think will give them some depth in the frontcourt. Jones spent last season with the Indiana Pacers, where he played in 39 games and averaged 3.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.5 minutes. Los Angeles Times

Jones worked out for the Clippers on Monday at the team's practice facility and was chosen over several other frontcourt players who also worked out for the team. While Reggie Evans continues to rehabilitate the sprained right foot that may leave him unable to play for at least another week, the Clippers need more backup for starters Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers have been using Brian Cook and rookie Trey Thompkins as the primary reserves. Los Angeles Times

January 2, 2012 Updates

The Clippers, in search of more depth for their front court, worked out several big men Monday at the team’s practice facility. They had in 7-footer D.J. Mbenga, 6-11 Hilton Armstrong, 6-10 Solomon Jones and 6-11 Dan Gadzuric. Los Angeles Times

July 11, 2011 Updates
December 13, 2010 Updates

A rumor recently surfaced that the Indiana Pacers were closing in on a trade with the Phoenix Suns that would land Earl Clark in Indiana and send Solomon Jones to Phoenix. Sources close to the situation tell HOOPSWORLD that not only are the Pacers not interested in acquiring the troubled Clark, they also have little interest in moving Jones. HoopsWorld

December 10, 2010 Updates
October 25, 2010 Updates

There's a possibility that the Pacers could eat Solomon Jones' $1.5 million contract and release him. Cutting Jones, however, will leave the Pacers with even less experience in the frontcourt. Indianapolis Star

The Pacers have had no success trying to package Dahntay Jones and Solomon Jones in a two-for-one trade. "It's out of my control," Solomon Jones said. "The only thing I can control is how I play when I get on the court. I need to help contribute to the team any way I can. All the other off-the-court issues and rumors are out of my control." Indianapolis Star

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