Knicks Sign Solomon Jones

From the Round House:

NEW YORK, April 12, 2013 – New York Knickerbockers Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has signed forward/center Solomon Jones for the remainder of the season.

Jones, 6-10, 245-pounds, holds career averages of 3.1 points, on 47-percent shooting, and 2.4 rebounds over 11.1 minutes in 268 career games (11 starts) with Atlanta, Indiana, L.A. Clippers and New Orleans. During the 2012-13 season, Jones played for Liaoning of the Chinese Basketball Association and last played in the NBA during 2011-12, averaging 3.2 points and 2.8 rebounds over 13.9 minutes in 21 games (one start) with the L.A. Clippers and New Orleans.

The Eustis, FL-native was originally selected out of South Florida University by the Hawks in the second round (33rd pick overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft.

Statistically, Jones seems to be good at two things: offensive rebounds and opponent bruises. He grabs three misses per 36 minutes, and plays whack a mole at the rate of 6.5 fouls per 36. He’s had a few seasons at high efficiency, and his career TS% of 53.6% seems promising. But in 4 of his 6 seasons he was well below that average. Solomon seems to be a decent fly swatter (1.8 blk/36) but his defensive rebounding appears to be Curry-esque (4.7!/36). Also I can’t say his first name without wanting to immediately saying “Grundy” afterward.

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4 thoughts to “Knicks Sign Solomon Jones”

  1. To be clear, this is a stopgap for the regular season. Jones is not eligible to be on the playoff roster.

  2. He should be eligible because he wasnt on another NBA team’s roster after March 1st.

  3. Random trivia..anyone who knows why Paul Davis will be the Knicks next pickup wins the right to say they know way too much about basketball..

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