Damon Darron Jones is a professional American basketball player who plays mainly as a guard, rotating between the point guard and shooting guard positions as per the team’s planning. Jones was a student at the Ball High School and upon graduation, attended the University of Houston.
Jones began his playing career with the New Jersey Nets in 1998 but after just a few months only, went to the Boston Celtics. He played out the 1998-99 season at the Celtics but at the end of the season moved to the Golden State Warriors. Again, after very few appearances, he was traded out to the Dallas Mavericks to play out the 1999-2000 season.
Jones continued this pattern, never settling down in any team for more than one year. In 2000-01, he signed with the Vancouver Grizzlies and a season later, was on his way to the Detroit Pistons. Not making a mark in any of his teams, Jones continued his travels across the NBA map and signed with the Sacramento Kings in 2002-03 and then with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2003-04.
A player with a strong 3-point shooting ability, Jones once went to the extent of calling himself the best shooter in the world however his skills were rarely on display as his role was to wait behind the arc and hope that teammates like Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal force double teams and keep the ball on the inside.
In 2004-05, Jones signed up with the Miami Heat in a 1-year, $2.5 million contract. He started 66 games, shooting at 45.6% from the court and 43.2% from behind the arc. His three-point shooting was the third best in the NBA that season with 225 to his name. In the post-season, Jones had 12.1 points per game with 4.0 assists per game.