Suns expected to sign Dwayne Jones

Posted by on April 3rd, 11:34 am

Dwayne Jones

Although the Phoenix Suns are the hottest team in the NBA and winners of 10 straight, there is no question that with the back injury to Robin Lopez, they can use some depth down low. The Suns seem to have found that depth in the form of 6-foot-11, 250-pound D-League All-Star Dwayne Jones, who The Arizona Republic reported will be signed for the remainder of the season pending a Monday physical.

Jones averaged 17.6 points, 16.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks with the Austin Toros this season and has played 80 career NBA games, with 56 coming on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2007-2008 squad.

The 25-year-old played for the 2004 St. Joseph’s team along with Jameer Nelson and Delonte West that went undefeated in the regular season. Jones was named Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year that season.

The big man tore up the D-League but will be nothing more than insurance for the Suns. He most likely won’t even see the court unless Lopez’s rehabilitation, which begins Monday, doesn’t go as planned, or Jarron Collins goes down with an injury. But you can’t blame the Suns for adding a little more depth on an injury-riddled front-line.

Here are some of Jones’ D-League highlights:

Mike Schmitz

Mike Schmitz is a former ValleyoftheSuns writer who now works as an assistant video coordinator for the D-League\\’s Bakersfield Jam. He specialized in video breakdowns for VotS.

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Tags: Dwayne Jones · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Robin Lopez

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brent // Apr 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    St. Josephs btw – not St. Johns

  • 2 KeZ // Apr 3, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Why sign Jones when we have Clark!? Give the dude a brake and let him play……..

  • 3 The Z. Man // Apr 5, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Good to see that Kerr is on the ball.

    Look at Toliver from the D League.

    You never know. Adds to what we already have: very good leaders, improving young guys, and the return of the Brazilian Blur.

    MUST start and also finish with LB. Let’s go SUNS!!!!

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