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Raptors waive Dwayne Jones

Aug 16, 2010, 6:42 PM EDT

According to the Toronto Globe and Mail, the Toronto Raptors have officially waived journeyman forward Dwayne Jones. The Raptors acquired Jones in the Hedo Turkoglu trade, but he was waived before ever playing a game for Toronto. 

Jones has played for four NBA teams in five seasons, but was only really a part of the rotation in Cleveland, when he averaged 8.4 minutes per game in 56 appearances during the 2007-08 season. Jones is tall, fairly athletic, and a decent rebounder, but he’s mostly been used to occupy an end-of-the bench seat or bolster a D-League roster up to this point in his career. 
  1. Zachariah Blott - Aug 16, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    Why does no one ever give Jones a chance? In the D-League last year, he averaged 18 ppg, 16 rpg, and 2 blocks, plus he shot 60%. Playing spotty minutes for 4 NBA clubs over 5 years, he hasn’t done too bad at the highest level either: 11 rpg, 1.6 blocks, and shot 51% per 36 minutes. In the league, his career 17.4% Reb%, 3.6% Block%, and 51% FG% match up well with All-Star bigs such as Chris Bosh (14.9, 2.4, 49%), Tim Duncan (18.5, 4.5, 51%), Zach Randolph (48%, 16.7, 0.7), and Pau Gasol (14.4, 3.6, 52%).
    Here’s a case for why he (and a few other D-Leaguers) should be in the league that I penned in February.

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