News: New York waived power forward Solomon Jones Monday, reports the team's PR staff. Jones got the start Sunday and did not play well.
Analysis: The 28-year-old Jones started Sunday against the Pacers and was 0 for 1 with two rebounds and a block over 14 minutes. He was waived shortly after. Jones has no Fantasy value.
News: The Knicks signed center Solomon Jones, the team announced Friday. Jones split last season between the Clippers and Hornets, but was playing in China over the winter. Solomon is a guy I had when I was coaching in Atlanta, and he fits what I like in a big man, New York coach Mike Woodson said. Hes good at shot blocking, rebounding, and playing defense.
Analysis: The Knicks need help at the center position with Tyson Chandler, Marcus Camby and Kenyon Martin all injured and the signing of Jones will help fill that void. However, with career averages of 3.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.6 blocks, the 28-year-old doesn't hold much Fantasy value right now.
News: The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the Hornets released forward Solomon Jones instead of signing him for the remainder of the season, the team confirmed Thursday. Jones went scoreless in 11 minutes after starting in place of injured forward Gustavo Ayon in Wednesday night's 99-98 loss to the Kings. With Solomon's second, 10-day contract expiring after Wednesday night's game, the Hornets had to either re-sign him for the remainder of the season or release him under NBA rules. In 11 games, Solomon averaged 5.5 points and 3.7 rebounds for the Hornets. Jones is in his sixth season in the league and was waived by the Los Angeles Clippers last month before the Hornets extended him a 10-day contract.
Analysis: Jones has minimal Fantasy value even with the Hornets. Ignore him in all leagues now that he's without a team.
News: The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Hornets coach Monty Williams said there is a good chance center Solomon Jones will be signed for the remainder of the season when his second 10-day contract expires after Wednesday nights game against the Kings. Jones has scored in double figures in two of the past three games. After 10 games, Jones has averaged 6.1 points and 3.9 rebounds for the Hornets. Thats not in my control, Jones said. The only thing I can do is play and help my team win.
Analysis: Keep an eye on what happens with Jones, but even if he stays with the Hornets he has minimal Fantasy value. He is not worth owning in the majority of leagues.
News: According to NBA.com, the Hornets gave forward Solomon Jones another 10-day contract on Tuesday.Jones is averaging 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 15 games between the Clippers and Hornets so far this year.
Analysis: Jones has gotten some run for the Hornets with all the injuries New Orleans has had to deal with in its frontcourt. Jones may not be with the team after this current contract, which is why Fantasy owners should ignore him in all formats.
News: The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the Hornets are expected to sign forward Solomon Jones to a second 10-day contract sometime this week. Jones is averaging 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 15 games between the Clippers and Hornets.
Analysis: Jones has gotten some run for the Hornets with all the injuries New Orleans has had to deal with in its frontcourt. However, he is averaging just 3.4 points and 2.6 rebounds during his brief stint with the team, so leave him on waivers at this point in the season.
News: Hornets forward Solomon Jones was signed to a 10-day contract on Feb. 14, so Wednesdays contest with the Cavaliers was the last one before his contract runs out as the Hornets head into the All-Star break. If it was indeed his final game, Jones didnt make much of an impact, failing to score in nine minutes of game time. He did add two rebounds, an assist and a block as the Hornets won 89-84.
Analysis: Jones has helped New Orleans' depleted frontcourt by giving them a healthy body, but has averaged just 3.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in five games with the team. Fantasy owners should continue to leave him untouched in all formats.
News: The Hornets signed F Solomon Jones to a 10-day contract on Tuesday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Jones, a five-year veteran, was waived last week by the Clippers after averaging a mere 0.6 points per game with the team.
Analysis: Jones has bounced around the league and the Hornets are his fourth team in his NBA career. He could help New Orleans' depleted frontcourt after contributing 1.7 rebounds per game with Los Angeles. Fantasy owners should still leave him untouched in all formats.
News: The Los Angeles Clippers waived F Solomon Jones on Tuesday after he played only once in the team's four games during the early part of this month. Jones logged nine minutes of playing time during last Wednesday's game at Utah and did not register a point.
Analysis: Jones has bounced around the league and the Clippers were his third team in his six-year NBA career. He was averaging less than a point per game this season while contributing 1.7 rebounds a night. Fantasy owners should leave him untouched in all formats for now.
News: The Clippers signed PF Solomon Jones on Tuesday. Jones could get some backup minutes early on as L.A. is waiting for Reggie Evans to get healthy.
Analysis: Jones has never averaged more than 4.0 points per game in a season and doesn't figure to top that this year with the Clippers. He's not considered a viable Fantasy option at this time.
News: Pacers forward Solomon Jones scored a season-high 12 points in Tuesday's 107-98 win over the Kings. Jones shot 4 of 7 from the floor in 16 minutes off the bench and also chipped in with four rebounds, an assist and a block.
Analysis: Jones is seeing about 13 minutes a game off the bench so far this season. Soloman is a decent rebounder, but is very limited offensively. He can be ignored in all formats at this point.
News: Pacers PF Solomon Jones has just three rebounds over 58 minutes on the floor this season and it isn't making his coach, Jim O'Brien, happy, reports the Indianapolis Star Monday. Jones could be replaced in the rotation by Tyler Hansbrough or Josh McRoberts as the team's backup center if his rebounding does not improve.
Analysis: Jones has played in five games and is averaging just 11.6 minutes per contest. With that, he's getting two points per game and almost nothing else that would help anyone's Fantasy team. Hansbrough and McRoberts would both have better Fantasy value.
News: Pacers PF Solomon Jones, who was looking doubtful for Friday's game at Charlotte because of an elbow injury, was able to participate in the team's shootaround Friday and said he will play after all, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Analysis: Jones will be one of the top big men off the bench for the Pacers this season, but he likely won't make a significant statistical impact. Unless you need some cheap rebounds in an especially deep league, don't bother with him in Fantasy.
News: According to the Indianapolis Star, Pacers PF Solomon Jones has an elbow injury and likely won't play Friday at Charlotte.
Analysis: Jones and Jeff Foster will be the first two big men off the bench for the Pacers this season. Both could provide some cheap rebounds, but neither will be productive enough to matter outside of the deepest of leagues.
News: After being held off the score sheet in Wednesday's preseason opener, Pacers F Solomon Jones had just two points in Friday's preseason game against the Magic. Jones shot 1 of 5 from the floor and grabbed three rebounds in the 93-86 loss. He logged 12 minutes and also finished with a block.
Analysis: Jones has not fared well over the first two games of the preseason. He has just two points and seven rebounds while logging 29 minutes over the first two games. Jones is competing with Josh McRoberts, Tyler Hansbrough, Magnum Rolle and Jeff Foster for a starting job, but has not helped his chances with his first two performances. Even if he does crack the starting lineup, he'll be likely no more than a spot holder and is someone who can be ignored on Draft Day.
News: Pacers F Solomon Jones has been listed by coach Jim O'Brien as one of the players who will be competing for the vacant starting power forward job left by the departure of Troy Murphy this past offseason. Jones will be competing with Josh McRoberts, Tyler Hansbrough, Magnum Rolle and Jeff Foster.
Analysis: Jones has been lumped in with those forwards, but we feel his chances are limited at best. Even if he does crack the starting lineup, he'll be likely no more than a spot holder. He averaged just 4.0 points per game in 52 appearances a season ago and has very limited Fantasy upside.
News: Pacers F Solomon Jones scored nine points with three rebounds in Sunday's game in Milwaukee. He played seven minutes, getting his first game action since Feb. 24.
Analysis: Jones is clearly not being used as a consistent part of the team's rotation. Until that changes, he cannot be trusted in any Fantasy format.
News: Pacers PF Solomon Jones did not play in Tuesday's game against the Lakers while serving a suspension for "conduct detrimental to the team."
Analysis: Averaging 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in 40 games this season, Jones has no Fantasy value whatsoever.
News: The Pacers have suspended forward Solomon Jones for a game for "conduct detrimental to the team," and he will be out for Tuesday's game at the Lakers. Pacers coach Jim O'Brien said Jones will meet the team in Portland for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Analysis: Jones is averaging 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in 40 games this season. He has minimal Fantasy value when active so ignore him in all leagues following the suspension.
News: Pacers C Solomon Jones started and played 24 minutes at Chicago on Tuesday night. Jones scored 13 points on 6 of 9 shooting and he added three rebounds, one steal and a block.
Analysis: Jones is averaging almost six points and three boards per game over his last five contests and that comes with 14 minutes per night. For the season, he averages almost 15 minutes per game but just 4.2 points and 3.2 boards. Jones is playing well right now but will continue to lose minutes to Tyler Hansbrough the more he develops. Jones is barely worth thinking about in any leagues in Fantasy play.
News: The Indiana Pacers have signed free-agent forward Solomon Jones to a multiyear contract. He spent the past three seasons with Atlanta.
Analysis: Pacers president Larry Bird says Jones can help the team's interior defense. Jones averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds last season and shot 60 percent. His Fantasy appeal is minimal.
News:The Sports Xchange notes that Hawks F Solomon Jones could have helped some early against the Clippers' explosive frontline Saturday, but he picked up fouls so fast when he did get on the floor that he exited almost as fast. Jones has to find a way to stay under control on the defensive end if he's going to contribute regularly. He finished with zero points in five minutes on the court.
Analysis: Jones has spent a total of 14 minutes in game action over his last three games and clearly isn't a major part of Atlanta's offense. Until that changes he should not be owned in any Fantasy leagues.
News: According to The Sports Xchange, Hawks F Solomon Jones played big minutes off the bench on Friday against the Bucks, scoring seven points and grabbing three rebounds in 15 minutes. His contribution was much needed with C Zaza Pachulia playing just over 22 minutes and the Bucks playing more small ball than usual without C Andrew Bogut in the lineup.
Analysis: That's about the most you will ever get out of Jones who cannot be relied on in Fantasy play. Keep him on waivers.
News: Hawks PF Solomon Jones scored 12 points off the bench in a losing effort on Friday against the Magic. It was his first double-digit performance of the season as the Hawks bench basically outplayed most of the team's starters.
Analysis: Jones is mostly a defensive specialist for the Hawks and not a prolific scorer. This might be his highest point total of the season so keep leaving him on waivers.
News:The Sports Xchange notes that Hawks F Solomon Jones came through with a career performance on the defensive end against the Wizards Saturday, notching a career-high-tying five blocks. He was all over the floor and were it not for some foul trouble might have had a chance to shatter his career high for blocks.
Analysis: Jones had a nice amount of blocks Saturday but he does little else in just 18 minutes per game for Atlanta. He's not worth owning in Fantasy right now.
News: Atlanta PF Solomon Jones played six minutes in Tuesday's win over the Bulls. Jones was 0-for-1 from the field in the game, didn't score and had two rebounds and an assist.
Analysis: Jones actually averaged 23.5 minutes, 5.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in his previous two games before Tuesday. The Hawks went with a big lineup against the Bulls as Marvin Williams, Zaza Pachulia and Al Horford all started with Maurice Evans playing big minutes off the bench. That left little room for Jones on Tuesday at the forward spot. In 15.2 minutes per game over four games he's scoring just three points and grabbing 5.5 boards. He's not worth owning in Fantasy right now, even if he does get decent minutes at times.
News: The Hawks have added G Thomas Gardner and F Othello Hunter for training camp. They will put added pressure on G Mario West, F Jeremy Richardson and C Solomon Jones in their quest to maintain their spots.
Analysis: None of the players mentioned here are going to be in line for considerable playing time anytime soon. Leave them on the waiver wire in all Fantasy leagues until further notice. They've got some depth chart climbing to do.
News: Hawks rookie F Solomon Jones averaged just 3.3 ppg and 2.3 rpg in 58 appearances during the 2006-07 season.
Analysis: Jones did start eight games and his 50.8 field-goal percentage suggests he could be a factor if he earned regular minutes. Unless that happens, though, keep him on the waiver wire this fall.
News: Power forward Solomon Jones showed once again that he's a force to be reckoned with around the basket, matching Josh Smith's five blocks with five of his own Sunday vs. Chicago.
Analysis: No one knows why his minutes have been so inconsistent, but it makes him a poor Fantasy option. He certainly has the talent to contribute, but we'd stay away from him at this critical stage of the Fantasy season.
News: Power forward Solomon Jones had another one of his inexplicable DNP-CD's against the Bobcats.
Analysis: No one knows why his minutes have been so inconsistent, but it makes him a poor Fantasy option.
News: Hawks reserve F Solomon Jones was ejected for nearly tackling Andre Iguodala with a hard foul late in the third quarter of Tuesday's game against the Sixers.
Analysis: Jones might face some sort of a fine. He is not a recommended Fantasy option in most formats.
News: Hawks rookie Solomon Jones had nearly as many fouls (3) as he played minutes (4) in the first quarter Saturday vs. Memphis. "Are you going to foul out in the first quarter son?" Hawks coach Mike Woodson asked Jones as he came to the bench after his third foul. "I'm going to try not to," Jones answered.
Analysis: Jones is a Woodson-tutored rookie who is clearly a couple years away from being NBA-ready. Keep him on the waiver wire for now.
News: Hawks power forward Solomon Jones was once again (curiously) absent from the playing rotation on Monday against the Celtics.
Analysis: The rookie out of South Florida has played in 26 games and averages about 10.4 minutes. His absence should not affect Fantasy lineups seeing how he doesn't play enough to be worth owning outside of long-term keeper leagues.
News: Power forward Solomon Jones has played a decent amount of minutes for a rookie under Mike Woodson -- including nine minutes Sunday against Orlando.
Analysis: Jones has played a total of 14 minutes in three games, but for a Woodson-tutored rookie who is clearly a couple years away from being NBA-ready, those are huge minutes for Jones. He still has little Fantasy value however.
News: Hawks reserves Salim Stoudamire, Solomon Jones, Matt Freije and Cedric Bozeman did not score any points in the team's season-opening loss at Philadelphia Wednesday.
Analysis: None of these players should be considered viable options at the moment.