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Los Angeles Clippers officially sign former Dallas Mavericks player

By meerna Jul11,2024
Los Angeles Clippers officially sign former Dallas Mavericks player

Derrick Jones Jr. was a productive reserve player for eight seasons in the NBA.

He had the best year of his career (with the Dallas Mavericks), averaging 8.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game while shooting 48.3% from the field and 34.3% from three in 76 games (66 of which were as a starter).

This summer, Jones Jr. became a free agent and officially signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Via Clippers.com: β€œThe LA Clippers have signed forward Derrick Jones Jr., president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank announced.”

Jones Jr. also helped the Mavericks reach the NBA Finals (appearing in all 22 playoff games).

The Clippers released a statement from president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank (via Kliperzy.com).

Honest: “Derrick is an incredible athlete and versatile defender who excels in transition and attacking the rim. As we saw firsthand in the playoffs against Dallas, he can change games with his reach and activity. We’re going to have a tenacious defense this season, and DJJ will be a huge part of that.”

Derrick Jones Jr.

June 14, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Boston Celtics center Sam Hauser (30) battles for the ball with Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford (top) and forward Derrick Jones Jr. (left) during the first quarter of Game 4 of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The Clippers have a talented roster led by James Harden and Kawhi Leonard (they lost Paul George joined the Philadelphia 76ers in the offseason.)

Last year they finished fourth in the Western Conference with a record of 51-31.

However, the Clippers lost to the Mavs in the first round of the NBA playoffs (in six games).

Jones Jr. also played for the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns.

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