As training camp kicks into high gear around the NBA, teams are going to adjust their rosters, and players on non-guaranteed deals will be released. The Chicago Bulls made one of those moves today, as they waived forward Dahntay Jones. The team is now down to only 15 players in camp, with 11 on guaranteed contacts.
The veteran small forward is known for his defense throughout his 10 year NBA career. Jones has played for the Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzles, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers.
Last season with Dallas and Atlanta, he averaged just 3.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and .6 assists per game. His best season came back with the Pacers in 2009-10 when he averaged just over 10 points per game, 3 rebounds and 2 assists per game in just under 25 minutes.
If Jones clears waivers, he will become a free agent. Whether a team takes a chance on the veteran swing man will remain to be seen.
The Bulls still have D.J. White, Dexter Pittman and Mike James on non-guaranteed deals. One of those players could be on the bubble with the season just three weeks away from tipping off.
Look for more moves like this all over the NBA as the pre-season continues.