News: CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger reports Thursday that the Hawks have traded guard Anthony Morrow to the Mavericks for guard Dahntay Jones.
Analysis: Jones will continue to have minimal Fantasy value even after the trade to Atlanta. He is good for the occasional offensive showing every now and then, but he's too inconsistent to trust in most formats. He should not be owned in the majority of leagues.
News: Mavericks forward Dahntay Jones turned in one his best performances of the month as he scored in double figures for just the fourth time this season during Sunday's contest against the Suns. Jones scored 11 points on 4 of 5 shooting from the field and 3 of 3 from the charity stripe in a 110-95 victory. He also chipped in with three assists and two rebounds while logging 17 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Jones has seen his minutes decrease in January, and is only averaging 3.3 points per game this season. He is a marginal contributor off the bench and should be ignored in all Fantasy formats moving forward.
News: The Mavericks should give more minutes to Dahntay Jones in the short term with Shawn Marion expected to miss the next few games, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Wednesday. Dallas is expected to start Jae Crowder, but Jones could definitely see a nice boost in minutes.
Analysis: Any kind of boost for Jones would be welcomed considering he's averaging 5.5 minutes per game after four contests. Until that goes up to around 15-20, he's going to have almost zero Fantasy value.
News: The Pacers and Mavericks came to an agreement Wednesday on a three-player deal that sent guard Darren Collison and forward Dahntay Jones to Dallas for center Ian Mahinmi.
Analysis: Jones has averaged double figures in scoring exactly one time in career, and seeing as he turns 32 this season, it seems clearly his best days are behind him. He is still a solid three-point shooter in small doses, but that is about all he brings to the table, scoring 5.3 points with 1.8 rebounds per game last season, so ignore him in all Fantasy formats on Draft Day.
News: After scoring 10 points in two of three games, Pacers forward Dahntay Jones has struggled in his last two outings. He got the start for Danny Granger on Wednesday and went 1 for 8 from the floor. On Thursday, with a healthy Granger back for Indiana, Jones returned to the bench. He missed all five of his shots in his 13 minutes of action versus the Nets. He grabbed three boards, got a steal and dished out one assist. The Pacers would hold on for the 93-88 win.
Analysis: Jones gets most of his minutes off the bench for the Pacers, but has stepped up when called on at times. He's scored in double figures in four times this year, and isn't contributing much in other categories. Fantasy owners should continue to ignore Jones in all formats.
News: Pacers F Dahntay Jones scored in double figures for the first time since Jan. 9 on Friday night against the Grizzlies. He finished with 10 points in 18 minutes off the bench in the 98-92 loss. He went 1 for 3 from the floor, including 1 for 2 from downtown, and made 7 of 8 free throws. Jones also posted two assists and a rebound in the defeat.
Analysis: Jones has scored in double digits three times so far this season as he continues to see around 16 minutes per game off the bench. He has shown in the past that he can score when given the playing time but based on his current role with the Pacers, continue to ignore the 31-year-old in all Fantasy formats.
News: Pacers G Dahntay Jones continues to have a minimal impact, scoring just four points on 2 of 5 shooting in 20 minutes of playing time on Wednesday in the Pacers 109-99 win over the Timberwolves. He has now failed to score in double digits in 13 games.
Analysis: Jones has fallen off quite a bit from his double-digit scoring highs of a few seasons ago. He is now averaging just 5.6 points per game on 41 percent shooting on the season, and his role in Indiana limits his appeal in Fantasy so continue to ignore Jones in all but the deepest of leagues at this point.
News: Pacers G Dahntay Jones had another decent night shooting the ball on Friday against the Lakers. He scored nine points and hauled in five rebounds in the 98-96 win. He went 2 for 4 from the floor, including making his lone 3-pointer, and converted all four of his free throws. Jones, who played 14 minutes off the bench, also chipped in with an assist in the victory.
Analysis: Jones has scored nine points in back-to-back games and is averaging five points with two rebounds and an assist over his last five. He is also shooting 43 percent from the field over that span and 66 percent from beyond the arc. Still, his role in Indiana limits his appeal in Fantasy so continue to ignore Jones in all but the deepest of leagues at this point.
News: Pacers F Dahntay Jones was able to turn his his first double-digit scoring performance of the season in Monday night's contest against the Nets. Jones finished with 11 points on 5 of 6 shooting from the field in the 108-94 victory. He went 1 of 2 from downtown and also chipped in with three rebounds and a pair of assists, while logging 22 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Jones has been seeing around 15 minutes per night thus far for the Pacers, which is likely at what he will be looking at most nights. He is mostly inserted into games for his defense, so Fantasy owners can continue to leave the 30-year-old on the waiver wire at this point in the season.
News: With Mike Dunleavy now healthy after missing 19 games because of a broken thumb, Pacers F Dahntay Jones has found himself back on the bench as Indiana makes their playoff push. Jones has played a total of five minutes in the three games since Dunleavy has returned to the lineup after averaging 16 minutes a game during March. "The only thing I felt bad about was that there were 10 guys playing before and then I come back and somebody is going to be out of the rotation," Dunleavy said. "I feel bad about that, but that's part of the game. Other than that, I knew I was ready to go."
Analysis: Jones appeared in a grand total of 10 games during the first three months of the season under former coach Larry O'Brien, but that changed once Frank Vogel took over the reigns. The veteran had become a regular off the bench under Vogel and had appeared in 31 straight games prior to last Wednesday's game against Detroit. However, it appears he has become the odd-man out of the Pacers' rotation and will likely remain so for at least the immediate future. Jones is a great lock-down defender, so he will most likely see some run during the postseason. Still, that is not going help Fantasy owners much during the short-term, especially during Fantasy Week 24 (April 4-13). Leave Jones on the bench heading into the final scoring period of the season.
News: With starter and leading scorer Danny Granger sidelined by an illness, Indiana forward Dahntay Jones got the starting nod against the Knicks on Sunday. That meant he had to check Carmelo Anthony. Not only did Jones limit the superstar to 9 of 22 shooting, but he scored 18 points himself in the process. He shot 5 of 11 from the floor including 1 of 3 from 3-point range. Jones added a pair of assists, a rebound and a steal in a season-high 30 minutes of playing time. "Our goal was to not let them try to get a run and it worked tonight, so we have to face this beast again and hopefully we can try to do some of the same things," Jones said.
Analysis: Jones went through a period of being benched this season because of the influx of swingmen on the Pacers roster, but coach Frank Vogel has changed his playing habits since he took over in late January. Though Jones doesn't play significant minutes each night, he's played in every single game since the coaching switch. Still, Sunday had to be an even bigger sigh of relief for the former Duke standout. With Granger's status still in doubt moving forward, Jones becomes a decent backup or handcuff option for him in daily Fantasy formats. Otherwise, don't rush to get him into lineups despite the solid effort.
News: Indiana forward Dahntay Jones said he sought advice from his peers after spending much of the season on the bench under former coach Jim O'Brien, according to the Indianapolis Star. Jones, an eighth-year forward, was rarely used under O'Brien and averaged less than eight minutes of playing time during the first three months of the season. Instead of griping, he talked with other players, including the Clippers Rasual Butler and New York's Roger Mason, on how to remain upbeat despite not playing. Rasual was encouraging me to stay positive and I was doing the same for him, Jones told the newspaper. Roger is going through the same situation. Its not like youre on an island by yourself. It just happens some times and you have to be prepared and ready when it comes.
Analysis: That time came quickly for Jones when O'Brien was fired on Jan. 30 and replaced by assistant coach Frank Vogel. The former Duke star has thrived under Vogel and is averaging 11.4 points in his last five games, which includes three outings in double figures. His playing time has dramatically increased and he has logged at least 10 minutes in seven of the Pacers' eight games since O'Brien was dismissed. I believe in him, Vogel told the Indianapolis Star. Hes a good basketball player. I never felt like when he wasnt playing, we didnt have any options at the wing. I felt like if we had an injury we wouldnt skip a beat. Fantasy owners should keep tabs on Jones' progress as he could make for a cheap forward option in deeper leagues if he continues to play well.
News: Pacers F Dahntay Jones surpassed his season high on Friday night against the Timberwloves and was extremly efficient from the field. He scored 19 points on 6 of 7 shooting in the 116-105 win. He was a perfect 2 for 2 from downtown and converted 5 of 6 foul shots while playing 19 minutes off the bench. Jones also chipped in with two assists and one rebound in the victory. He is averaging 11.4 points per game over his last five contests.
Analysis: Jones has gotten his scoring up of late and after setting his season high on Sunday, he surpassed it on Friday night. He has excelled since interim coach Frank Vogel took over and has seen an increase in playing time. The 30-year-old is still averaging just 5.4 points per game on the season but his production of late suggests that he could start seeing some looks in deeper Fantasy formats. Don't scoop him up just yet but keep an eye on Jones' progression during Week 17 (Feb. 14-20) to see if he can keep playing well.
News: Pacers swingman Dahntay Jones chipped in a season-high 18 points in Sunday's game at the Nets, playing 20 minutes off the bench. He shot 7 of 10 from the field. Jones had scored a combined 13 points over his previous three games.
Analysis: Jones is likely to see his playing time cut into once Brandon Rush is ready to return, which could come within the next couple of games. Fantasy owners should not get too excited about this performance as he will find it hard to put up solid numbers with limited playing time.
News: Pacers G Dahntay Jones had two points with two rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes off the bench Sunday in Milwaukee. He has scored a combined seven points in his last two games.
Analysis: Jones did have a 25-point game to begin the week against the Sixers, but has not been getting more than three or four shots per game on average. He is not a reliable Fantasy option at this stage.
News: Indiana SG Dahntay Jones erupted for 29 points on Tuesday in a win over Philadelphia. Jones, a former Dukie, shot 9 of 15 from the field over 29 minutes. He added four boards and two blocked shots.
Analysis: Jones was scoring this well very early in the season but has been nothing close over the last few months. If he can get hot to end the year he'd be worth activating in 12-team and deeper leagues. Still, he needs to show it over more than just one game.
News: Pacers G Dahntay Jones scored 17 points in a win over Chicago on Saturday. Jones 7 of 11 from the field while adding a rebound and an assist in 19 minutes. It was just his second game in double figures in his last five contests.
Analysis: Jones is averaging six points and 2.8 rebounds over his last five contests. While the 17 point outburst from Jones was a little out of the norm, he is capable of getting 10-12 points a night without doing much in other categories. He can be worth a look in only the deepest of Fantasy leagues.
News: Pacers SG Dahntay Jones scored 13 points against the Pistons on Friday. It was his third double figure output in his last six games. In 25 minutes he shot 5 of 7 from the field, 1 of 2 from 3-point range. He added four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.
Analysis: Jones is nowhere near the player he was in November, when he averaged 17.5 points in 34 minutes a game. He's down in the 23 minute-range, and his production reflects that. Over the past five games he's averaging 9.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists. Unless his minutes see a significant increase his only Fantasy value remains in the deepest of leagues.
News: Indiana G Dahntay Jones scored 11 points on 5 of 11 shooting as the Pacers fell 94-73 to Cleveland on Friday. He added three rebounds and one assist in the loss. It was just the second time in his last five games that Jones scored in double digits.
Analysis: Jones is averaging 9.4 points, 2.2 assists, and 2.6 rebounds over his last five games. He has been fairly inconsistent scoring in double figures only twice in those last five. His inconsistency makes it difficult for Fantasy owners to give him the nod in their starting lineup, but he is worth giving a look in the deepest of Fantasy leagues.
News: Indiana G Dahntay Jones scored 18 points including seven straight late in the fourth quarter that helped lead the Pacers to a 107-97 victory over the Sixers on Monday. Late in the fourth, Jones hit a layup, a short jumper and converted a three-point play in about 90 seconds that gave the Pacers a five-point lead. He also added four rebounds and four assists.
Analysis: Monday's game was the highest scoring output from Jones in the month of January. The two previous games before that he scored four and six points. His inconsistency makes it difficult for Fantasy owners to give him the nod in their starting lineup, but he was worth giving a look in the deepest of Fantasy leagues.
News: Indiana SG Dahntay Jones scored 17 points Wednesday in a loss at Orlando. Jones shot 6 for 8 from the field and added three assists. Jones played 37 minutes.
Analysis: Jones has been productive over his last five games with 12.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists over that span. He's getting just 20-25 minutes per night, however. That keeps him a low-end Fantasy option. If his minutes improved so would his value.
News: Indiana G Dahntay Jones scored 16 points in a 101-95 loss to New Orleans on Saturday. Jones was 7 of 11 from the field with 2 rebounds and 2 assists. The 16 points from Jones was the highest point total he has had in the month of January.
Analysis: In the month of January, Jones has averaged just under 10 points per game and around 3.5 rebounds per game. While this may have been one of the better games for Jones, he generally does not put up the type of numbers required to be a true Fantasy starter. He could find value in the deepest of leagues.
News: Indiana PG Dahntay Jones had a decent performance off the bench on Saturday against the Timberwolves. Jones scored 12 points in the game on 5 for 9 shooting, adding two rebounds and three assists to his stat line.
Analysis: Jones has managed to score in double digits in each of his past two games, which is good to see as he had scored only 10 points combined in his three games prior. He is averaging 12.1 points per game and 2.2 assists, but has only recently gotten back to those numbers. He remains just a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Pacers G Dahntay Jones had 3 points in Saturday's game at the Spurs. He has been held to 5 points or fewer in three of his last four games. Jones got the start at shooting guard over Brandon Rush as the team shuffled its lineup against San Antonio.
Analysis: Fantasy owners may have been hoping Jones would step up his production in the absence of Danny Granger, but that has not been the case. He is averaging just 7.4 points and 3.2 rebounds over his last five games and is a player to avoid while he's on a cold streak -- starter or not.
News: Indiana SG Dahntay Jones did not start on Monday night at Orlando but he was back in action off the bench for the Pacers. Jones was dealing with an issue with his hip and was removed from the starting lineup. Mike Dunleavy, normally a starter during his career but a bench player for most of this season, returned to the starting lineup in his place.
Analysis: Jones scored 11 points on 3 of 12 shooting in his last game as a starter at Washington on Dec. 12. Dunleavy scored 24 points in that game and hit four threes. We think that is more the reason for the change and not Jones' slight hip injury. Jones has been worth using in Fantasy play as a No. 3 Fantasy guard, especially with Danny Granger out. Check back to see his use going forward because if he does see less minutes off the bench in favor of Dunleavy, his value would obviously take a hit.
News: The Indianapolis Star reports via Twitter that Pacers guard Dahntay Jones (hip) will be a game-time decision against Orlando on Monday night.
Analysis: Hopefully we'll find out before the game if Jones can play, but consider him a risky option for the upcoming scoring period now that he's a game-time decision. When healthy, Jones is a No. 3 Fantasy guard, especially with Danny Granger (foot) out. The Pacers play four games in Week 8.
News: Pacers forward Danny Granger, the team's leading scorer, will be out for at least four weeks with a foot injury. The team said Tuesday that Granger would miss a minimum of four to six weeks with a torn right plantar fascia, the tissue across the bottom of the foot connecting the heel and toes. The Pacers say Granger won't need surgery and is starting rehabilitation. Granger left the floor in the third quarter of Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Granger is averaging 24.4 points a game this season for the Pacers, who have lost nine of their last 10 games following a five-game winning streak. The team's next-best scorer, Dahntay Jones, averages 15.3 points per game.
Analysis: Jones should see a boost in production, but you can also expect T.J. Ford, Brandon Rush, Mike Dunleavy and Troy Murphy to step up as well. The Pacers will have to replace Granger's stats, which should mean more shot attempts for the rest of their scoring options. Look for Jones, Dunleavy and Rush to see the most improvement with the additional playing time now that Granger is out.
News: Indiana's Brandon Rush, who started the season's first 15 games at shooting guard, was replaced by Dahntay Jones at Sacramento on Wednesday and didn't enter the game until the fourth quarter. Jones fared well in the starting role, finishing with 16 points, two rebounds one assist and one steal in 30 minutes.
Analysis: Jones was a force as a starter earlier this season, but he hasn't had a clear role since Troy Murphy and Mike Dunleavy returned from injuries. If he continues to start for the Pacers, he should do enough scoring to serve as a No. 3 or 4 Fantasy guard.
News: Pacers SG Dahntay Jones, expected to play a lesser role off the bench with Mike Dunleavy back from a knee injury, had 21 points, two rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes off the bench Monday at Golden State. Dunleavy, meanwhile, had 22 points in 23 minutes.
Analysis: Jones and Dunleavy managed to coexist this time out, but the Warriors don't offer as much resistance as most teams do. We have a feeling Jones will take a back seat to Dunleavy as time goes on, but for now, he's a decent matchups type in Fantasy.
News: Pacers SG Dahntay Jones, who scored a season-high 25 points in his last game Saturday, had 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals Tuesday at New Jersey, shooting 5 for 12 from the field. He's now averaging 18.2 points in six November games.
Analysis: Jones didn't look like anything special coming into the season, but he has become a critical part of the starting lineup with Mike Dunleavy sidelined. He's worth a flier in all Fantasy leagues just in case this performance continues.
News: Indiana SG Dahntay Jones got the start on Wednesday with Troy Murphy out against the Knicks. Jones made the most of it with 19 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He added 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.
Analysis: Jones has scored 17 points or more in three of his four games this season and is averaging 15.5 points and five boards per night thus far. Jones has never done anything worthwhile in Fantasy, but the Pacers seem to like him as a scorer off the bench. It seems he'll be able to score this way regardless of whether or not he's starting so think of him as a viable option in deeper Fantasy leagues right now.
News: Pacers SG Dahntay Jones, who scored 17 points off the bench in the season opener, topped that performance with 20 points in 29 minutes off the bench Tuesday against the Nuggets. He shot 8 for 15 from the field. He also had three rebounds and an assist.
Analysis: Jones has never done anything worthwhile in Fantasy, but the Pacers seem to like him as a scorer off the bench. If that role continues, he could have value as a low-end Fantasy guard. You can leave him for deeper leagues for now, but keep an eye on him.
News: Pacers SG Dahntay Jones played well in the season opener against Atlanta on Wednesday. Starting guard Brandon Rush did poorly. Jones out-played his position mate with 17 points in 26 minutes off the bench. He grabbed five boards but turned it over six times.
Analysis: Jones will earn more playing time if he continues to play this way. For now, he has low-end appeal but this was a very nice start.
News:Dahntay Jones was officially signed by the Pacers Tuesday, the team announced. He signed a deal worth $11 million over four years, according to his agent, Aaron Mintz.
Analysis: Jones was added to the roster in Indiana more for his defense than anything else. He will get solid minutes, but won't be worth starting in most leagues because of his lack of production. His solid defense does not translate into much statistical success.
News: The Indianapolis Star reports that the Indiana Pacers will sign Dahntay Jones. Jones, a defensive specialist, agreed to a four-year, $11-million contract with the Pacers last week.
Analysis: Jones averaged 5.4 points and 2.1 rebounds for the Denver Nuggets last season. He will likely come off the bench this season and gets minutes more for his defensive presence than anything else. He will not be worth selecting in most Fantasy formats.
News: Denver guard Dahntay Jones, who is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, would like to return to the Nuggets. Jones said he would "love to stay here" after the Nuggets were eliminated by the Lakers in the Western Conference finals.
Analysis: Jones is a defensive stopper and doesn't have much offensive value. Even if he returns to the Nuggets, ignore him in most leagues on Draft Day.
News: Denver SG Dahntay Jones, who left Monday's game against the Kings with a shoulder bruise, returned to action in the season finale at Portland on Wednesday. Jones started and scored four points in 20 minutes. He shot 2-of-8.
Analysis: Jones is averaging just four points and two rebounds per night over his last five games, even as a starter. He only gets around 15 minutes per night and is not worth owning in anything but the deepest of Fantasy leagues. The Nuggets own the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference and will meet New Orleans in the first round of the playoffs.
News: Nuggets G Dahntay Jones bruised his right shoulder in the third quarter of Monday's game against the Kings and didn't return. Jones finished with three points on 1-of-5 shooting.
Analysis: Jones had been starting for the Nuggets but is only averaging five points and two boards per game over his last five. He's not worth using in Fantasy and that is especially now that he's injured.
News: Nuggets SG Dahntay Jones started Monday's game against the Celtics, but couldn't buy a bucket. He missed all five shots he took from the field and contributed three points on free throws. He also grabbed three rebounds. Jones hasn't scored more than three points in his last six games.
Analysis: For someone who starts, Jones surely doesn't have an appealing stat line. He is playing close to 20 minutes per game, but is averaging under 6.0 points. Jones is far more important as a fresh body to the Nuggets than as a viable option for Fantasy owners.
News:Dahntay Jones scored eight of Denver's first 10 points Friday in Washington on 4-for-4 shooting, all jumpers. He didn't attempt another shot until a soaring alley-oop jam off Carmelo Anthony's assist in the third quarter. Jones finished with a season-high 18 points.
Analysis: Jones has been getting around 20-25 minutes per game lately and is getting minutes over J.R. Smith. His upside is not as high as Friday's outing would suggest, but he is worth taking a flier on for deeper leagues right now.
News: Denver SG Dahntay Jones returned to action from a shoulder injury on Sunday against the Jazz. Jones played 15 minutes and scored two points. He had two steals and shot 1-of-4 from the field.
Analysis: Jones, in his first year with the Nuggets, is averaging 6.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and one assist a game. He is used more as a defensive presence than an offensive one, so he does not produce much useful statistics from a Fantasy point. He's not recommended in Fantasy, healthy or not.
News: The Rocky Mountain News reports that Dahntay Jones (shoulder) could return for Sunday's game against Utah. The report added that the Nuggets "seem optimistic" that he will return from the first-degree separation in time for the game.
Analysis: Jones, in his first year with the Nuggets, is averaging 6.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and one assist a game. He is used more as a defensive presence than an offensive one, so he does not produce much useful statistics from a Fantasy point. He's not recommended in Fantasy, healthy or not.
News: Denver Nuggets guard Dahntay Jones suffered a separated right shoulder in pregame warm-ups on Tuesday and was out of the lineup for the game against the Sacramento Kings. The Nuggets said Jones injured the shoulder in a collision in a pregame workout but the X-rays were negative for a clavicle fracture.
Analysis: Jones, in his first year with the Nuggets, is averaging 6.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and one assist a game. Jones is used more as a defensive presence than an offensive one, so he does not produce much useful statistics from a Fantasy point. He's not recommended in Fantasy, and especially as he's injured now.
News:Dahntay Jones got a start Thursday against Phoenix at small forward in place of injured Carmelo Anthony. He played 23 minutes and managed just three points, four rebounds and three assists. He also added a steal. Jones has scored in double figures just once in the four games that Anthony has missed.
Analysis: Jones is used more as a defensive presence than an offensive one, so he does not produce much useful statistics from a Fantasy point even when he is healthy. He is not a recommended Fantasy option at this time -- starter or not.
News: Nuggets SG Dahntay Jones got a start on Wednesday, but only managed to score six points on 2-of-8 shooting against the Heat. Jones played 23 minutes in the game.
Analysis: Jones starts for the Nuggets when coach George Karl wants a solid defensive presence at the guard position, which he wanted against Dwyane Wade on Wednesday. He will not put up enough offensive numbers in Fantasy to be relevant, so leave him on waivers.
News: The Rocky Mountain News reports that Chauncey Billups will be paired in the starting backcourt with 6-foot-6 Dahntay Jones against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. George Karl said that doesn't rule out J.R. Smith as a starter at some point. The coach said he will try different guard combinations to see who works best with Billups at the point.
Analysis: Karl wants Jones in the starting lineup because of the defensive presence he offers. Part of the reason the Nuggets traded Allen Iverson to the Pistons was because they saw Smith's growth stymied. By trading Iverson, they cleared more minutes for him and received a coveted point guard in return in Chauncey Billups. Consider Smith a No. 3 Fantasy guard despite coming off the bench as he'll see most of the significant minutes at the two anyway. Jones is not a recommended Fantasy option outside of extremely deep leagues.
News:The Sports Xchange notes that Dahntay Jones got the start at shooting guard Wednesday at Golden State in Denver's first game without Allen Iverson because coach George Karl wanted a defensive presence to start the game and the other candidate, J.R. Smith, was serving as the emergency backup point guard since Anthony Carter was Denver's only player at that position. Jones was solid in the start, scoring 15 points.
Analysis: Jones is likely headed back to the bench with J.R. Smith expected to start at shooting guard once Chauncey Billups is cleared to join the team. Despite this nice performance, he is a player that should be left on the waiver wire for now.
News:Carmelo Anthony is a player to be reserved for the first week of the season in leagues with cumulative scoring systems. He will be serving a team-imposed two-game suspension as punishment for an arrest back in April. Dahntay Jones is expected to start in his place.
Analysis: Jones, a 6-foot-6 forward, has impressed coaches with his defensive hustle this preseason. He's not much of an offensive player. Head coach George Karl wants to establish a rotation pattern with Linas Kleiza and J.R. Smith coming off the bench, even though both players averaged in double figures last year. Basically, Jones will just be a placeholder.
News: To help clear roster space for the four players they acquired from Atlanta on Saturday, the Kings released swingman Dahntay Jones.
Analysis: The Kings used Jones a good bit when they signed him in December, but he hasn't played many minutes lately. Obviously, he has no Fantasy appeal at this time.
News: Kings guard Mike Bibby made his season debut Wednesday night, coming off the bench late in the first quarter of Sacramento's game against the Toronto Raptors. Forward Ron Artest also came off the bench for the Kings. Artest, who is averaging 19.1 points and 6.1 rebounds this season, has missed the past nine games after surgery on his right elbow. With Bibby and Artest back, Dahntay Jones was placed on the inactive list for Wednesday's game. Theus said Justin Williams and Kenny Thomas will also rotate off the active roster, depending on the opponent. "I'm going to keep our two big guys and make sure we have them if we have to give up a couple of extra fouls," Theus said.
Analysis: The former Duke Blue Devil came into Wednesday averaging 5.0 points and 2.0 rebounds. He is in his first year with the Kings after four seasons with the Grizzlies. He has never been more than role player off the bench, so his demotion is not a big deal. Leave him off Fantasy rosters.
News: Kings G Dahntay Jones had 16 points and eight rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench Saturday at Chicago. He shot 4-for-5 from the field.
Analysis: The Kings only recently signed Jones, and he likely won't make an impact once any of Kevin Martin, Mike Bibby or Ron Artest return. Leave him on waivers in Fantasy.
News: The Kings signed swingman Dahntay Jones on Monday and waived center Darryl Watkins.
Analysis: Jones, a first-round draft pick by Boston in 2003, spent his first four NBA seasons with the Grizzlies, averaging 5.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 221 games. He likely won't play enough to make a Fantasy impact.
News: The Boston Celtics have signed center Esteban Batista and swingman Dahntay Jones to round out their training camp roster.
Analysis: Jones, 26, was drafted by the Celtics with the 20th pick in 2003 and immediately sent to Memphis as part of a deal for Marcus Banks. The 6-foot-6 Jones played four years for the Grizzlies, averaging 7.5 points and 2 rebounds per game last season. He will be entering his fifth NBA season this fall and could be in for career numbers. Consider him a low-end Fantasy guard with some decent upside.
News: Grizzlies G Dahntay Jones averaged 7.5 ppg and 2.0 rpg in 78 appearances during the 2006-07 regular season. He also averaged 41.7 percent from beyond the arc.
Analysis: Jones will be entering his fifth NBA season this fall and could be in for career numbers. Consider him a low-end Fantasy guard with some decent upside.
News: Memphis guard Dahntay Jones delivered a second straight solid performance. He followed his career-best 26 points against Utah on Saturday by scoring 12 points against the Suns on Monday.
Analysis: Jones might be worth adding with the Grizzlies dealing with injuries to Mike Miller and Damon Stoudamire. Consider him a low-end Fantasy option at this time.
News: Guard Dahntay Jones had the best game of his career Saturday at Utah, scoring 26 points in 29:15. He hit 11 of 17 field-goal attempts.
Analysis: With Mike Miller out for the second half, Jones and Tarance Kinsey saw an increased role. Jones is a lightly used option for the Grizzlies and should not be owned in Fantasy leagues until he can string some solid games together.
News: Guard Dahntay Jones will appear in Memphis Juvenile Court on March 21. Juvenile Court Clerk Steve Stamson confirmed that April Randall has filed a petition alleging that Jones is the father of her child. She claims that a DNA test confirmed paternity.
Analysis: Jones will have the option to contest the petition or settle the child support amount, Stamson said. He is not a player to own in Fantasy leagues at this time.
News: Grizzlies G Dahntay Jones finished with only two points off the bench Saturday at the L.A. Clippers.
Analysis: Jones is a lightly used option for the Grizzlies and should not be owned in Fantasy leagues.
News: The Grizzlies will have Point guards Chucky Atkins and Kyle Lowry, shooting guard Dahntay Jones, small forward Brian Cardinal, power forwards Alexander Johnson, Lawrence Roberts and Hakim Warrick coming off their bench to start the season.
Analysis: Atkins is dependable and can hit open shots, but sometimes is a defensive liability. Cardinal spent all of last year battling back from offseason knee surgery. Johnson and Roberts have chiseled bodies and are aggressive rebounders. Warrick has worked hard in the offseason on his mid-range game. All of these players will have some value over the course of the season, making the Grizz a team to monitor when picking players up off the waiver wire.
News: Jones scored three points in 15 minutes against Orlando Friday.
Analysis: The second-year guard is averaging just 13.5 mpg and he doesn't do enough from a Fantasy perspective to be considered for your team.
News: The Grizzlies placed Dahntay Jones on the injured list with left quad tendinitis on Friday.
Analysis: Jones will be out at least five games. He's not worth a roster spot because of the impressive depth on the Grizzlies roster.
News: The Grizzlies placed Dahntay Jones on the injured list due to tendinitis in his left knee.
Analysis: James Posey (Achilles') was activated from the injured list to take his spot on the active roster.
News: Jones shot 6-for-11 from the field, 3-for-6 from 3-point range and 8-for-9 from the line in Wednesday's game against the Sixers. He finished with a career-high 23 points in just 28 minutes.
Analysis: Jones has been starting at the shooting guard recently. Mike Miller and Bonzi Wells saw less time at the swingman position because of Jones' hot hand.
News: Jones shot 2-for-10 from the floor and 0-for-4 from 3-point range in Friday's game against the Bobcats. He got 29 minutes and added four boards and four assists.
Analysis: Jones is getting more and more playing time, but is still worth considering in most leagues.