The New York Knicks are at their maximum contracts already this offseason, but that doesn’t mean that Knicks team president won’t continue to try and be active.
As I reported a couple weeks ago, shooting guard/small forward Dahntay Jones is on the Knicks radar and the Knicks appear to be very intrigued as they are expected to work out the veteran this week according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.
Jones is looking to return to the NBA after missing all of last season due to injury.
The 10-year veteran is said to be very close is close with former Denver Nuggets teammate Carmelo Anthony, though a potential addition of Jones would only add to a logjam at the two-guard that Knicks are actively looking to clear.
The Knicks are apparently discussing trades involving both J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to clear up that position.
Jones worked out for the Knicks last February and Jackson reportedly loves his competitiveness and leadership.
It is worth noting that the Knicks can only offer him the minimum salary and Jones has also met with the Los Angeles Clippers, who can also offer him only the minimum and is also planning on working out with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Even though the Sixers have a ton of cap room, it is highly unlikely that Jones will get more than the minimum, so if the Knicks are serious about him, they would just have to clear a roster space by dealing one of their guards.
Jones has averaged 5.6 points in 16.3 minutes per game over his career, and put up 3.4 points in 13.0 MPG in 2012-13, his last NBA season.