Birth date 25 Aug 1976 (43 years)
Nationality United States United States
Team history
Milwaukee Bucks 2009 - present
Cleveland Cavaliers 2005 - 2008
Miami Heat 2004 - 2005
Milwaukee Bucks 2003 - 2004
Sacramento Kings 2002 - 2003
Detroit Pistons 2001 - 2002
Vancouver Grizzlies 2000 - 2001
Dallas Mavericks 2000
Golden State Warriors 1999 - 2000
New Jersey Nets 1998 - 1999
Boston Celtics 1999

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.

In 2005, he moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers, a move that finally saw him settle down in a team since the beginning of his career. In 2005-06, Jones played 82 games but started only 7 out of those. He averaged 6.7 ppg along with 2.1 assists. The following year, his playing time reduced further to just 60 in the regular season, averaging 6.6 points and 1.6 assists per game.

Jones was part of the All-Star weekend in the 3-point shootout in 2007, finishing fifth.His final season with the Cavaliers, saw Jones play 68 regular games with just 3 starts. Averaging 6.4 points and 1.9 assists, Jones was still struggling to fix himself into the lineup. In December 2007, Jones and Ira Newble were fined for refusing to get off the bench and get into the game in the final minute in a win over the Miami Heat.

In 2009, Jones was traded out to the Milwaukee Bucks.

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