Mavs To Decline Option On Dominique Jones

October 30 2012 at 10:09pm CST By Chuck Myron

The Mavericks won't pick up their $2.3MM fourth-year option on Dominique Jones by tomorrow's deadline, meaning he'll become an unrestricted free agent next summer, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports. The move doesn't come as too much of a surprise, since the team was reportedly shopping him in trades a few days ago in hopes of keeping a roster space open for the recently waived Delonte West.

Jones, who'll make $1.27MM this year, has played sparingly in the two seasons since the Mavs made him the 25th overall pick of the 2010 draft, averaging 2.5 points in 7.9 minutes for his career. He's struggled with his shot, connecting on only 36.4% of his field goal attempts. 

The move isn't official yet, but assuming it will be, that leaves just two other players with pending rookie-scale option decisions, as our tracker shows: Quincy Pondexter of the Grizzlies, and Cole Aldrich of the Rockets.

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