Clippers Sign Kai Jones To Exhibit 10 Contract

JULY 10: The Clippers have officially signed Jones, according to the NBA’s transaction log. His deal includes Exhibit 9 and Exhibit 10 language, per Keith Smith of Spotrac (Twitter link), so it won’t count against the team’s cap unless he makes the regular season roster.

JULY 5: The Clippers are re-signing free agent big man Kai Jones to a non-guaranteed contract, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (via Twitter).

Jones’ non-guaranteed deal will cover one year for the veteran’s minimum, according to Law Murray of The Athletic (Twitter link). The Bahamian forward/center will be competing for a roster spot in training camp, per Charania.

The 19th overall pick in the 2021 draft, Jones wasn’t able to earn rotation minutes during his first two seasons with Charlotte. He was waived in October after a series of unusual social media posts that called out several of his Hornets teammates.

Jones returned to the NBA in March on a 10-day contract with Philadelphia, but didn’t see any game action before it expired in part due to a hamstring injury. He signed with the Clippers on the final day of the regular season and didn’t get into a game with them either.

The Clips declined Jones’ team option for 2024/25 last week, making him an unrestricted free agent. However, Murray reported multiple times that the 23-year-old was expected to return to L.A.

Murray also stated that Jones is currently dealing with an ankle injury that will prevent him from playing in Summer League.

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