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Wizards attend Dahntay Jones’s workout in Las Vegas

Signing Dahntay Jones, center, isn’t in the Wizards’ plans. (Jim Young/Reuters)

The Wizards were among several teams in attendance for free agent Dahntay Jones’s open workout in Las Vegas Thursday, but the team has “no interest” in signing the veteran swingman at the moment, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Jones, 33, didn’t play in the NBA last season after 11 years in the league. He is recognized for his defensive play, which Kobe Bryant once criticized as “dangerous.” Offensively, the 6-foot-6 Jones has career averages of 5.6 points and 44.1 percent from the field.

Despite the Wizards’ present stance, Jones impressed observers during the workout, which was also attended by the Spurs, Cavaliers, Kings, Nuggets, Thunder, and Mavericks, according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders. The Wizards already employ Paul Pierce, Otto Porter, Glen Rice Jr., and Garrett Temple as wing players, rendering Jones’s addition unlikely.

Washington has 14 players on its current roster, leaving one open spot. The vacancy could go to the veteran Al Harrington, who played in 34 games with the Wizards last season and was a coach for the summer league squad in July, another free agent, or the team could decide to begin training camp as is.

Jorge Castillo writes about the Washington Wizards.



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