Report: F Derrick Jones Jr. signing with Clippers

League: NBA

Posted on: 01 Jul, 2024 at 05:44 AM

Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent forward Derrick Jones Jr. intends to sign a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers worth $30 million, The Athletic reported Sunday night.

Jones spent this past season with the Dallas Mavericks, helping them reach the NBA Finals, where they fell to the Boston Celtics. He averaged 8.6 points and 3.3 rebounds across 76 games (66 starts).

In eight NBA seasons with the Phoenix Suns (2016-17), Miami Heat (2018-20), Portland Trail Blazers (2020-21), Chicago Bulls (2021-23) and Mavericks, Jones has career averages of 6.7 points and 3.3 boards in 420 games (163 starts).

Los Angeles is about to enter a new era after star forward Paul George decided earlier Sunday that he will be signing with another team. The Clippers went 51-31 last season and were bounced in the first round of the playoffs.

--Field Level Media