3:05pm: Bartelstein says he’s been in contact with multiple teams about Jones, as Fred Kerber of the New York Post notes.
1:12pm: Ten-year NBA veteran Dahntay Jones is working out for the Knicks today, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN.com. The team is seeking a perimeter defender to fill one of its two open roster spots, according to Stein. The Knicks also reportedly have their eyes on Tiny Gallon, a power forward from the D-League.
Jones, 33, was in camp with the Bulls this fall, but there hasn’t been much NBA interest in him since. He split last season between the Mavs and Hawks, starting 19 games but averaging just 3.4 points in 13.0 minutes per contest. The former 20th overall pick’s most productive season was in 2009/10 with the Pacers, when he notched 10.2 PPG in 24.9 MPG.
That year was the first of a four-year, $10.6MM deal for the Mark Bartelstein client, who’s never gone a season without playing in the NBA since entering the league out of Duke in 2003. The Knicks have only the minimum salary to offer Jones or any other free agent.