Apr. 17, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Hawks small forward Dahntay Jones (30) shoots a free throw against the New York Knicks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: New York Knicks considering signing Dahntay Jones

After releasing forward Metta World Peace and point guard Beno Udirh, the New York Knicks are searching for bodies.

They’ve shown interest in Jimmer Fredette, who is being bought out by the Sacramento Kings and Danny Granger, who will be bought out by the Philadelphia 76ers.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Knicks have brought in swingman Dahntay Jones and could sign him in hopes he can provide defensive help.

The New York Knicks, with two roster spots open, are looking at veteran swingman Dahntay Jones, according to sources close to the situation.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Knicks brought Jones in for a first-hand look this week to assess the 33-year-old’s readiness for an immediate return to the NBA.

Stein goes on to describe Jones as “a pesky perimeter defender who won acclaim for that role as a teammate of Carmelo Anthony’s in Denver during the Nuggets’ run to the Western Conference finals in 2009.”

Jones last played in the NBA with Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks in the 2012-13 season. He averaged 3.4 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

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