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Solomon Jones | Center/Forward

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: South Florida

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Solomon Jones will play with Dongguan Snowwolf of the Chinese NBL for the next two or three months.
Jones played 17 games with the Erie BayHawks of the D-League this season and averaged 8.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks. The 29-year-old is hoping to keep in game shape in China over the next few months and hook on with an NBA team's summer league team. May 8 - 10:00 AM

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Magic waived F/C Solomon Jones.

He's played just 7.7 minutes per game in 11 outings this season. Considering all the injuries to the Magic's frontcourt earlier in the season, Jones is likely going to have a tough time catching on with another NBA team.
Jan 4 - 10:09 PM

Solomon Jones (knee) is available for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

Two weeks ago it was reported that he would need surgery to repair a torn meniscus, but a second medical opinion has since convinced him that he can overcome the injury through rehab. It's a bit surprising to see him active this soon, though, and there are no guarantees that he'll be part of the rotation.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 05:40:00 PM

Solomon Jones (knee) had a second opinion on his torn meniscus and will try to avoid surgery.

This is a bit of a reversal for Jones after it had previously been reported that he would elect for surgery, but his knee is feeling better and it looks like he'll try to avoid going under the knife. Jones could be back sooner rather than later based on this news, but it won't make any difference for fantasy owners as Jones wasn't going to see huge minutes when healthy anyway.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:17:00 AM

Solomon Jones has a torn meniscus in his left knee that will require surgery and keep him out indefinitely.

Jones wasn't going to see many minutes for the Magic this season, but it's a tough break for the big man's career.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 01:07:00 PM

The Magic are bringing on Solomon Jones, Michael Eric, Manny Harris and Kris Joseph to their training camp roster.

They will also have second-round pick Romero Osby at camp and are still working on his contract. The Magic don't have any stars on their team, but their depth isn't an issue. While Jones, Harris and Joseph have NBA experience, none of these guys have much of a shot to be a factor.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 02:35:00 PM

Knicks waive F/C Solomon Jones.

Jones started on Sunday for the Knicks and was downright awful. It's not clear if that's what led to Jones' release, but he lasted just three days with the team.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Solomon Jones was quiet in his first start of the season, failing to score with two boards and one block in 14 minutes.

This outing certainly is not going to turn any heads, but he did go against the toughest interior defense in the NBA. The road gets a little easier on Monday as the Knicks take on the Bobcats -- the weakest interior defense. He's worth a look in very deep leagues as a spot-start.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 07:11:00 PM

Solomon Jones will start at center for the Knicks on Sunday against the Pacers.

Before you run out and grab Jones, remember that the Knicks have started Kurt Thomas for 17 games and he averaged 10.8 minutes in those starts. While Jones does have some value, the upside of Chris Copeland with his 3-point shooting makes him a much stronger fantasy asset.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Knicks signed PF/C Solomon Jones.

The Knicks are without Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudemire, Kenyon Martin, Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace right now. They just need a healthy body that's taller than 6-foot-8 right now, as their current starter at center is Chris Copeland. Jones has now played for five different teams in his seven NBA seasons.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 06:08:00 PM

The Knicks will sign Solomon Jones for the remainder of the season, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

It's not clear if James Singleton's reported deal is now in jeopardy or this is an indication that the team could be preparing someone else to waive, but Jones will be insurance for New York and not much more.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 11:59:00 AM

The Suns will sign Solomon Jones to a non-guaranteed contract.

He'll get an invite to training camp on a "make-good" deal. Phoenix is thin at center behind Marcin Gortat with Channing Frye and a brittle Jermaine O'Neal, so it's conceivable that Jones could stick with the club. He played with both the Clippers and Hornets last season on 10-day contracts.
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 08:22:00 AM

Solmon Jones could be a "possible big man" addition for the Pacers.

Indiana is in the market for a backup center, and Jones has played with the Pacers previously. There is nothing to suggest that anything is close to imminent, but if the team is unable to land a backup to Roy Hibbert via trade, adding Jones could be seen as a backup option.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 08:13:00 AM

Updating a previous item, Solomon Jones will not be re-signed after his second 10-day contract expires.

It's a strange move considering how banged up the Hornets' front line is. Perhaps it's a sign that Gustavo Ayon's foot injury isn't serious or that one of the other three injured bigs are nearing a return.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 01:45:00 PM

Monty Williams said that there is a "good chance" Solomon Jones is re-signed for the remainder of the season.

Jones' second 10-day contract expires on Wednesday, but he's been a serviceable reserve for a New Orleans team that is dealing with a litany of injuries in the frontcourt.
Wed, Mar 7, 2012 06:51:00 AM

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