Cavaliers Sign Dahntay Jones

APRIL 12: The Cavaliers have officially signed Jones, the team announced today in a press release.

APRIL 9: The Cavaliers will sign Dahntay Jones with their newly-opened roster spot, tweets Chris Reichert of The Step Back. Jones, who last saw NBA action with Cleveland in 2015/16, was waived by the Cavs back in October and has been an NBA free agent since then.

Earlier today, the club waived defensive-minded shooting guard DeAndre Liggins. In place of Liggins, the Cavs will welcome Jones’ toughness and experience as the postseason approaches.

This move looks similar to one Cleveland made at the end of the 2015/16 season. The Cavs signed Jones on April 13 last year, just before the regular season ended. After playing 42 minutes and scoring 13 points in the Cavs’ final regular season game, the veteran swingman went on to appear in 15 playoff games for the team.

Jones hasn’t been a consistent part of a team’s rotation since the 2012/13 campaign, which he split with the Hawks and Mavs.

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12 thoughts on “Cavaliers Sign Dahntay Jones

  1. GuruGray

    Great move. A 36 year old who hasn’t played in a year will definitely solve their problems

  2. ElCapitan

    How is he eligible for the postseason? Liggins was not injured, he was waived. I thought March 1 was the deadline for players to be eligible for the playoffs.

    • Luke Adams

      The only guys not eligible for the postseason are players who were waived by a team after March 1 (ie. Terrence Jones or, now, DeAndre Liggins). Dahntay Jones was waived back in October, making him playoff-eligible.

  3. I am too lazy to look, but I believe he is able to play because was not on an NBA roster and is a Free Agent. After March 1st, players that are waved are not eligible to play in the post season with whatever team they were picked up by.

  4. Liggins, good defender, Jones ??? Makes sense for a team that can’t stop anyone right now.

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