5:20pm: The deal is official, the Clippers have announced.
8:32am: The Clippers have decided to sign Dahntay Jones to a 10-day contract instead of Darius Miller, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Wojnarowski reported earlier that the Clips would sign Miller to a 10-day deal, but the team changed its mind, as the Yahoo! scribe writes in his latest dispatch. It’s simply a matter of the team liking Jones a bit better, tweets Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, and the 30 points that Jones put up Tuesday for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League surely didn’t hurt.
Jones is expected to join the Clippers for tonight’s game against the Blazers, according to Woike (on Twitter), so unless the team is ready to formalize its deal to acquire Austin Rivers from the Celtics, it doesn’t appear as though the Jones signing is contingent on the completion of the trade. The Clippers already have an open roster spot to accommodate Jones.
The Jazz brought the 10-year veteran Jones to training camp this past fall, but they released him before the start of the regular season. The 34-year-old went without a deal last season, save for a preseason stint with the Bulls, and he last appeared in an NBA regular season game with the Hawks in 2012/13. He’s averaged 14.4 points in 29.3 minutes per game with 38.5% three-point shooting for the D-League Mad Ants this year.