Suns Release Damian Jones

FEBRUARY 24: The Suns officially waived Jones on Tuesday, per’s transactions log.

FEBRUARY 23: Center Damian Jones is being cut by the Suns, per Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Jones signed a partially-guaranteed two-year deal with Phoenix during the 2020 offseason. He never cracked the team’s regular frontcourt rotation, averaging just 6.7 MPG in 14 contests.

The 6’11” big man was selected with the No. 30 pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the Warriors out of Vanderbilt. He won two titles with Golden State in 2017 and 2018 as a little-used backup, then played significant minutes as a reserve with the Hawks during the 2019/20 season, averaging 16.1 MPG across 55 games (including 27 starts). Jones holds career NBA averages of 4.3 PPG, 2.8 RPG, and 0.7 BPG in 13.3 MPG across parts of five NBA seasons.

With Jones gone, Phoenix now has an available roster spot to add a new player. As John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Phoenix tweets, no specific free agent targets have been rumored yet, but the opening allows Phoenix general manager James Jones to explore a variety of possibilities.

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15 thoughts on “Suns Release Damian Jones

  1. Julian Lemus

    Raptors maybe? Waive Patrick McCaw Damian would fit in well with the raptors young guys

    • Twinsfan333

      @marty it was hilarious seeing Green pick up that double technical foul to lose the game for the warriors. It’s so great seeing dirty players get beat like that

      • Lil_D_Top_3

        It sucks when players totally lose all their composure like that, because it sets such a poor example for all the youth basketball kids watching. Really terrible look for him and a team in real trouble.

      • Walladipo and Wood

        And that was nothing compared to what he did in the Finals five years ago when he was suspended for game 5 after the Warriors were up 3-1 and they ended up losing in 7. Classic Draymond!

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