The Cavaliers will sign veteran shooting guard Dahntay Jones ahead of the NBA Playoffs to fill the roster spot that opened when they released DeAndre Liggins on Sunday, Fansided first reported.
Jones, 36, has not played in the NBA at all this season.
As they’re doing this year, the Cavs last year signed Jones before their final regular-season game, when they went on to win the title. He played in 15 games last postseason for Cleveland, averaging 3.3 minutes and registering a total of 17 points and seven rebounds.
While Jones won’t be stuffing the stat sheet, he adds grit to the Cavs’ roster. He was suspended for a game for punching Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the nether regions during last season’s Eastern Conference finals.
Cleveland hosts the Raptors on Wednesday, the last day of the NBA's regular season, and since the Cavs seem to be conceding the top seed in the East to Boston, Jones could get some minutes. Biyombo, though, no longer plays for Toronto.