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Dahntay Jones
Dahntay Jones Bulls vs Pacers December 2009.jpg
Indiana Pacers  – No. 1
Shooting guard/small forward
Born December 27, 1980 (1980-12-27) (age 29)
Trenton, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
League NBA
High school Steinert
(Hamilton Township, New Jersey)
College Rutgers
Draft 20th overall, 2003
Boston Celtics
Pro career 2003–present
Former teams Memphis Grizzlies (2003-2007)
Sacramento Kings (2007-2008)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2008)
Denver Nuggets (2008-2009)
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Dahntay Lavall Jones (born December 27, 1980 in Trenton, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA.

Originally a student at Rutgers University, Jones transferred to Duke University. He was selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (20th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft, and his rights were later traded, along with the rights to Troy Bell, to the Grizzlies for the rights to Kendrick Perkins and Marcus Banks. Jones played his first four professional seasons for the Grizzlies, averaging 3.7 points per game.

Jones grew up in Hamilton Square, New Jersey[1] and starred in Steinert High School in Hamilton Township, Mercer County from 1995-1998.[2] He averaged 24 points and 9 rebounds as a senior and was named as a McDonald's All-America honorable mention.

Even though Jones enjoyed a career season in 2007, no team signed him until on September 26, 2007, Jones signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Boston Celtics,[3] but was later waived by the team on October 25, 2007.[4]

Jones was signed by the Sacramento Kings on December 10, 2007.[5] He was waived on February 16, 2008. Jones signed with the Denver Nuggets in July 2008 for the 2008-09 season.[6] During his stay with the Nuggets, Jones honed his skills and eventually earned a starting position for 72 games. He played on a Denver Nuggets team that reached the Western Conference finals of 2009. On July 14, 2009 Jones signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers.

Jones is the cousin of New York Knicks player Al Harrington.[7]

Career transactions


  1. ^ Battista, Judy. "COLLEGE BASKETBALL; Rutgers Could Have a Post-Season With Meaning", The New York Times, February 21, 1999. Accessed December 12, 2007. "With his first full recruiting class, one of the best in the Big East, Bannon got Dahntay Jones, a guard from Hamilton Square, N.J., and Rashod Kent, a forward from West Virginia."
  2. ^ Smith, Timothy W. "COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Starting Over In New Jersey; New Coaches at Seton Hall and Rutgers Rebuild", The New York Times, October 22, 2007. Accessed December 12, 2007. "Bannon's efforts were rewarded recently when Dahntay Jones of Steinert High School in Hamilton Township, N.J., a top-rated 6-foot-5-inch shooting guard, orally committed to Rutgers."
  3. ^ Peter May, Camp Roster Set, The Boston Globe
  4. ^ Gary Dzen, C's waive Jones, Manuel, The Boston Globe
  5. ^ Sacramento Kings - Kings sign former Grizzlie -
  6. ^ a b Nuggets Sign Dahntay Jones
  7. ^
  8. ^ Grizzlies Trade Draft Rights to 13th & 27th Overall Selections to the Celtics for BC’s Troy Bell and Duke’s Dahntay Jones
  9. ^ Celtics Waive Jones, Manuel
  10. ^ Kings Sign Guard/Forward Dahntay Jones
  11. ^ Kings Acquire Four Players and a Second Round Draft Pick from Atlanta in Exchange for Mike Bibby
  12. ^ Mad Ants Make Roster Change

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