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Clippers to sign Dahntay Jones to 10 day contract

Veteran wing Dahntay Jones will join the Clippers in Portland tonight on a 10 day contract.

Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

During the day on Tuesday Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Los Angeles Clippers were looking at bringing in 24 year old small forward Darius Miller, released earlier in the season by the Pelicans, on a 10 day contract. But the team changed direction shortly after and as noted in the comments of yesterday's post by citizen chargerclipperfan, the Clippers have decided instead to bring in veteran Dahntay Jones rather than Miller. Neither is likely to help much, but my take is that Jones is the safer choice -- he can provide some steady minutes on the wing if you need them -- but does not have a lot of upside, especially given that he's 10 years older than Miller. Bottom line -- Jones might be marginally better in the short term than giving minutes to Reggie Bullock or C.J. Wilcox, but he's certainly not going to be a big help. Jones will be with the team tonight in Portland.

Jones is 6'6 and has spent time at both wing positions in his 10 year NBA career, but he's been out of the league since 2013. He has been playing in the D-league waiting for the call that came from the Clippers. He's certainly been billed as the "wing stopper" that the Clippers seek at times in his career. However, I'm not sure he was ever that guy, and at 34 he's almost certainly not that guy anymore. He's a career .334 three point shooter, but did make 33 of 77 threes during his last full season at Indiana.