Dwayne Jones is Moving North of the Border

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In an NBA offseason full of blockbuster moves, the Phoenix Suns made their own today, acquiring Josh Childress from Atlanta and Hedo Turkoglu from Toronto. Going to the Raptors in today’s deal was former Hawk Dwayne Jones, ’05, who signed with the Suns before the 2010 playoffs. Along with Jones, the Raptors also acquired Leandro Barbosa in the deal.

During his brief stint with the Suns, Jones saw little action, playing in two games for a total of 3.5 minutes, with his single stat being a defensive rebound. In the playoffs, Jones played in two games against Portland for a total of five minutes, scoring five points with a total of five rebounds.

The Raptors will be Jones’ fifth teams in the past six years of a career that saw brief stints in Boston and Charlotte, with a longer stay in Cleveland in between. So far in his career, Jones has played in 82 regular season games averaging 7.8 minutes per game with a career 107 points.

Jones will add depth to a Raptors team bereft of a big man after center Chris Bosh left to join Dwayne Wade and Lebron James in Miami.

-Tom Hagan ’11

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