The Orlando Summer League opens in a little more than two weeks. and the Nets are no doubt putting together a list of players who could wind up in black-and-white on July 7. Will Dominique Jones be one of them? Jones would like to be, apparently.
Jones, a 6'5" shooting guard out of USF, was picked up by the Nets' D-League affiliate late in the season after the Mavs cut him. He played well enough in Springfield. He averaged 15.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists in nine games for the Armor. Shooting-wise, he hit only 28.9 percent of his three's.
But his real impetus is reuniting with his Mavericks teammate Jason Kidd in Brooklyn. The two were teammates in Dallas' world championship season and he said Kidd taught him a lot. Jones told the Tampa Bay Times that his agent has had conversations with Brooklyn as a possible destination but says he doesn't see another stint in the D-League. He could make a lot more money overseas. D-League salaries are capped at $35,000 a year.
In the meantime, Jones is trying out for the Bucks at a mini-camp. "I'm just seeking an opportunity," said Jones.
- Ex-USF star Dominique Jones seeks return to NBA - Greg Auman - Tampa Bay Times