Lakers Sign Damian Jones To 10-Day Contract

The Lakers have signed center Damian Jones to a 10-day contract, ESPN’s Marc Spears relays via a team press release. The team had two open roster spots after waiving Quinn Cook on Wednesday.

Jones was waived by the Suns on Wednesday. He signed a partially-guaranteed two-year deal with Phoenix during the 2020 offseason but played just 6.7 minutes per game 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.

Jones provides a little more depth up front with Anthony Davis sidelined by a calf injury. His 10-day deal will cover the rest of the season’s first half, paying him approximately $119K.

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12 thoughts on “Lakers Sign Damian Jones To 10-Day Contract

    • Vince 2

      ‘Great’? That’s kind of an overstatement. Decent. Not a lot of risk. He’s more a depth piece. He’s not really going to challenge anyone for regular minutes in the rotation.

    • mlbnyyfan

      Still waiting on that JR Smith signing. Probably waiting a week before playoffs starts.

  1. Thronson5

    Feel like they need to make a bigger move then this. Would like to see them get Drummond who shouldn’t cost a ton and could really help even when AD comes back.

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