Jazz Sign Dahntay Jones

THURSDAY, 2:33pm: The deal is official, the team announced.

TUESDAY, 8:29am: The contract is for the minimum salary and covers just one year, according to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders (on Twitter).

MONDAY, 9:02pm: Jones has signed with the team, according to the RealGM transactions log. This presumably means he’s passed his physical and that the team has yet to make a formal announcement.

4:51pm: It’s a non-guaranteed deal, according to Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune. Dahntay Jones is taking his physical for the team today, the Tribune scribe adds, clarifying that the pact is not yet official. (Twitter links).

1:07pm: The Jazz have a deal with 10-year NBA veteran swingman Dahntay Jones, according to Jones’ representatives at Priority Sports (Twitter link). The tweet indicates that Jones has signed a contract with the club, but the Jazz have yet to make an official announcement. In any case, several NBA teams had reportedly been in pursuit of the 33-year-old this summer, and the Jazz had the flexibility necessary to give him more than the minimum if that’s what it took. The terms are nonetheless unclear.

The Knicks and Sixers were to have worked out Jones this summer, and the Clippers reportedly met with him. Observers from roughly half the league were apparently in attendance for a workout that the Mark Bartelstein client staged in Las Vegas. He spent this past season out of the NBA, the first time he went without a deal in the Association since he went 20th overall in the 2003 draft.

The Jazz had been carrying 13 fully guaranteed deals, while Dee Bost, Jack Cooley, Kevin Murphy and Toure’ Murry all have partially guaranteed arrangements. Just how much guaranteed money Jones has in his deal will likely dictate his chances of making the opening-night roster.

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