June 29, 2017
SG, 6’6, 225lbs, 36 years old, 13 years of experience
Brought in to be the older version of DeAndre Liggins, who he replaced. Whereas Liggins had been the wing defensive specialist for all bar one week of the regular season, Jones was apparently to be the end-of-the-half possession specialist for the playoffs, with there seemingly being some difference between how he fills the role versus Liggins that made the switch worthwhile. [That said, with the Mavericks claiming Liggins off of waivers, something which Cleveland may have known was going to happen, perhaps it was purely a money-saving move.] Either way, Jones was not used by the Cavaliers, and probably never will be even if brought back again.
Player Plan: Out of contract, a minimum salary player with seemingly no other bidders, who seems to be liked in Cleveland but who is far from the athletic two-way player the roster needs to be rejuvenated with.
December 10, 2013
Dahntay Jones - Dahntay never offered the "three" part of the three-and-D role player, and has his athleticism has waned, so has any effectiveness. Nevertheless, he is still represented by Priority Sports, and thus is always a candidate for a comeback.