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

Report: Washington Wizards have no interest in Dahntay Jones

The Washington Wizards recently attended a workout for free agent Dahntay Jones; however, don’t expect the 33-year-old to suit up alongside John Wall and Co. next season.

From Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post:

the team has “no interest” in signing the veteran swingman at the moment, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Still, based on who else attended his workout, it’s possible Jones has other teams interested in his services.

Despite the Wizards’ present stance, Jones impressed observers during the workout, which was also attended by the Spurs, Cavaliers, Kings, Nuggets, Thunder, and Mavericks, according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.

Jones last played during the 2012-13 season with the Atlanta Hawks (28 games) and Dallas Mavericks (50 games). He averaged 3.4 points (36.9 percent shooting from the field and 22.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc), 1.3 rebounds and .6 assists per game for the season.

Jones’ biggest strength is on the defensive end if any team ultimately signs him that ability will almost certainly be the main reason why.

Jones has averaged 5.6 points (44.1 percent shooting from the field and 33.4 percent shooting from three), 1.8 rebounds and .9 assists per game for his career.

Besides the Mavs and the Hawks, Jones has played for the  Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers throughout his 10-year career. He was the No. 20 overall pick in the 2003 draft by the Boston Celtics. 


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