Solomon Jones To Sign With Suns

The Suns will add Solomon Jones to their training camp roster on a non-guaranteed deal, reports Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic. The 6'10" Jones spent time with the Clippers and Hornets last season. He will likely receive the minimum salary if he makes the regular season roster.

New Orleans had Jones on a pair of 10-day contracts last season after the Clippers waived him in February, but the Hornets opted against signing him for the rest of 2011-12 and went with Jeff Foote on a 10-day contract instead. He saw 17.8 minutes per game in New Orleans, more than he got at any other stop, and averaged 5.5 points and 3.7 rebounds, both of which would have been career highs for a season. His time in L.A. was less fruitful, as he put up just 0.6 PPG and 1.7 RPG in 9.6 MPG. 

The Suns have 13 players on 13 fully guaranteed contracts, so Jones is the first make-good deal for the team this year, as Coro points out. NBA teams can have 15 players in the regular season, but they don't have to carry more than 13, so Jones isn't a lock to stick with the Suns beyond camp, even though it appears he stands a decent chance.

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