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Dahntay Jones

N/A | Guard-Forward

Jazz

Biography

Background

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
2012-13 (Dallas): Averaged 3.5 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 12.7 minutes in 50 games (15 starts) for the Dallas Mavericks ... Traded by the Dallas Mavericks to the Atlanta Hawks for Anthony Morrow on February 21, 2013... 2012-13 (Atlanta): Averaged 3.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 13.6 minutes in 28 games (four starts) for the Atlanta Hawks

2011-12 (Indiana): Averaged 5.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 16.2 minutes in 65 games (three starts) ... Led the Pacers with a .429 3FG%, while hitting .409 FG% and .838 FT% ...

2010-11 (Indiana): Averaged 6.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 13.1 minutes in 45 games (two starts) ... Shot 46.7% from the field, 35.9% from three-point range and 76.7% from the line ...

2009-10 (Indiana): Averaged career highs in points (10.2), rebounds (3.0), assists (2.0) and minutes (24.9) in 76 games (26 starts) ... Shot 46.1% from the field and 77.0% from the line ... Scored a season-high 25 points twice ... First career double-double with 19 points (8-15 FGs, 3-4 FTs) and a career-high 12 rebounds in 38 minutes at NY (11/4/09) ...

2008-09 (Denver): Started 71 of 79 games, averaging 5.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 18.1 minutes ... Hit .458 FG%, .647 3FG% (11-17) and .728 FT% ... Season-high 18 points (8-10 FGs, 2-2 FTs) at Washington (2/6/09) ...

2007-08 (Sacramento): Signed with the Kings in Dec. 2007, playing in 25 games and averaging 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 8.2 minutes (.434 FG%, .667 FT%) ... After being waived by the Kings in Feb. 2008, he signed with the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League, playing 10 games and putting up 24.4 points and 4.6 rebounds ...

2006-07 (Memphis): Averaged 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 21.4 minutes (.477 FG%, .417 3FG%, .793 FT%) in 78 games (25 starts) ... Career-high 26 points (11-17 FGs, 1-1 3FGs, 3-4 FTs) to go with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes off the bench at Utah (3/24/07) ...

2005-06 (Memphis): Averaged 4.0 points and 1.5 rebounds (.414 FG%, .645 FT%) in 71 games (four starts) ...

2004-05 (Memphis): Averaged 4.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 12.5 minutes in 52 games (seven starts) ... Made .437 FG%, .383 3FG% and .688 FT% ... Season-high 23 points (6-11 FGs, 3-6 3FGs, 8-9 FTs) in a 98-95 win at Philadelphia (2/9/05) ... Had two stints on the injured list, one for tendinitis in his left quad and one for tendinitis in his left knee.

2003-04 (Memphis): As a rookie, averaged 1.8 points, 1.2 rebounds and 7.7 minutes in 20 games.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Drafted by the Celtics in the first round (20th pick) of the 2003 NBA Draft ... Traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in June 2003 with Troy Bell in exchange for Marcus Banks and Kendrick Perkins ... Re-signed with Celtics on September 27, 2007 ... Waived by the Boston Celtics on October 25, 2007 ... Signed as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on December 10, 2007 ... Waived by the Sacramento Kings on February 16, 2008 ... Signed as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on July 30, 2008 ... Signed as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on July 14, 2009 ... Traded by the Pacers to the Dallas Mavericks with Darren Collison in exchange for Ian Mahinmi on July 12, 2012. Traded by the Dallas Mavericks to the Atlanta Hawks for Anthony Morrow on February 21, 2013... Waived by the Chicago Bulls on October 8, 2013.

PERSONAL:
Dahntay Lavall Jones was born December 27, 1980 in Trenton, New Jersey ... Son of Larry and Joanne Jones ... Father, Larry, played basketball at St. Peter's College ... Majored in public policy studies with a markets and management studies certificate while at Duke ... Launched the Dahntay Jones Foundation in 2005 to help at-risk youth, and in June 2006 he donated $16,000 to Greenwood Elementary School in Hamilton, N.J., to cover the costs of upgrading their Success For All reading program ... One of his cousins is current Golden State Warriors' Al Harrington ... Says if he wasn't a basketball player he'd be in investment banking ... Did public service announcements for Memphis City Schools Reads, and Memphis City Schools Fight Free Fifty, which encourages MCS students to go 50 days without fighting in school ... Played in Kenny Smith's Hurricane Katrina Relief game in the summer of 2005, and along with Damon Stoudamire and Eddie Jones, provided toys for hurricane victims during the holiday season at a reception at FedExForum. ... During the summer of 2006, played in the Midsummer Night's Dream Celebrity game, as well as the Chicagoland All-Star Classic ... Favorite movie is Friday After Next. ... Favorite television shows are Martin and the Dave Chappelle show ... Says his highlights while at Duke were Senior night and graduating ... Advice to kids is "Never give up".

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