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    Default Dahntay exercises his option

    No surprise here. Picked up his $2.9M option, per ESPN Insider


    Dahntay Jones owns a $2.9 million player option for next season and Tuesday he exercised it.

    "He had a great time the last year," agent Mark Bartelstein told Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida. "We'll see what the future holds. He's excited."

    Now that Jones is under contract for next season, he can now be traded before July 1. The Pacers can also use the amnesty provision on him if the teams wants to increase their 2012-13 cap room.

    Should the Pacers keep him, Jones will provide depth at shooting guard and small forward.

    -- Nick Borges
    Interesting, the Pacers get to use the amnesty twice

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    Default Re: Dahntay exercises his option

    Jone's salary isn't that much and he's a skilled defender to have off the bench. Yeah, he has his problems, but I don't have any issues with Jones. Or trade him with DC or Hans.
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    At least this allows the Pacers the most flexibility possible prior to the draft. Some team might take a chance on him for a higher first round pick in the late teens.

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    At least this allows the Pacers the most flexibility possible prior to the draft. Some team might take a chance on him for a higher first round pick in the late teens.
    Ask yourself, would you honestly trade the 18th or 19th pick in the draft for a 31 year old Dahntay Jones?

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    Jone's salary isn't that much and he's a skilled defender to have off the bench. Yeah, he has his problems, but I don't have any issues with Jones. Or trade him with DC or Hans.
    yeah, he really isn't getting paid much so using amnesty would be a waste. it wasn't wasted on posey though. posey was a waste of a player and ditching him via amnesty was pretty sweet.

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    Ask yourself, would you honestly trade the 18th or 19th pick in the draft for a 31 year old Dahntay Jones?
    I wouldn't, personally. I thought there was something significantly wrong with him as a player or Denver would never have simply let him go and thought his contract was outrageous.

    With that said, he is starting to become more valuable as a trading asset because his contract is nearing its end. When he gets hot, he can score, and there is a perception that he can defend (though he actually is not very good at that IMO because of his grabbing, etc. that the officials key in on every time he is on the floor).

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    No complaints. Personally, I like Jones as a player, and he always seem willing to accept whatever role he's given on the team. I just hate when his teammates puts him in a situation where he feels that he has to be the #1 option on the second unit.

    Otherwise, I'm all for this.
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    I like Dahntay Jones for what he is. I never considered this a bad free agent signing.


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    I wouldn't, personally. I thought there was something significantly wrong with him as a player or Denver would never have simply let him go and thought his contract was outrageous.

    With that said, he is starting to become more valuable as a trading asset because his contract is nearing its end. When he gets hot, he can score, and there is a perception that he can defend (though he actually is not very good at that IMO because of his grabbing, etc. that the officials key in on every time he is on the floor).
    That perception has been confirmed over and over, a great example of which was against the Knicks when Melo was going off...Dahntay came in and shut him down. It was beautiful.

    I like Dahntay's attitude, energy, willingness to get dirty, etc.

    If he sticks around, I'm happy.

    Regarding the amnesty, the Pacers can't use it again. That was my point, they used it on Posey already.

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    No surprise. Hopefully he acts more professionally off the court (to fans) but not abad $2 million spent.


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    he played solid last year 2 million isnt much for a decent bench player

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    The strange thing about Jones is he has become a much better player since coming here than you would have expected from a player his age. Usually by that time the player is who he is, he might become smarter but his skills stay about the same. Jones on the other hand has steadily improved many aspects of his game to go along with becoming a smarter player. He still has huge flaws, especially on the offensive end, but I feel like he has improved a lot on that end for his age.

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    Ugh, he should have just left and went to a title contender.. Too bad money talks.

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    El Pacero must be thrilled.

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    Glad to have him back.
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    I personally love Dahntay. He is a good teammate, and he's worked on his game a lot too. I think he is at least a minor reason Lance hasn't gotten in trouble. Plus, he has really worked on the 3 ball and not taking as many bad shots I think. Just seems to me he knows he is a good cheerleader/role player, and has embraced that.

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    Good. I like Dahntay quite a bit. This last season was a good one for him. He really embraced his role, his teammates, and the fans here - not to mention the momentum the team built was expressed through Inferno's celebrating on the bench. He's a fun guy to have around and seems to fit in perfectly here.
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    He's a useful player to have on your bench, and he seems like a good teammate overall with his overall energy and toughness. His defense on Wade and Rose the past two playoffs has been pretty impressive.

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    Hey, who would turn down the opportunity to be the highe$t paid 12th man in the league? Dhantay can be a turnover-prone ball hog who$e one defen$ive $kill - battery - ha$ become a "foul" again, but he'$ not $tupid. Nobody else hA$ thought of giving him a guaranteed, multi-year contract, he'$ not giving that up.
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    Ask yourself, would you honestly trade the 18th or 19th pick in the draft for a 31 year old Dahntay Jones?
    Wasn't Shane Battier traded for the #8 pick? Yep, Rudy Gay. I thought that was terrible at the time (and worse now), but there were no objections from the experts.

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    That perception has been confirmed over and over, a great example of which was against the Knicks when Melo was going off...Dahntay came in and shut him down. It was beautiful.

    I like Dahntay's attitude, energy, willingness to get dirty, etc.
    While I really like Dahntay on the team, and I have no problem with his contract... I agree with Brad on his D. He's nowhere near the defensive stopper he once was. Still capable though. One thing that does bug me is the chair pull he's been doing seemingly once a game the last year or two. I think it's worked maybe twice that I can remember (the one on Wade was epic though).

    IMO we only have a couple tough minded guys on our roster, and he's one of them. That, along with his constant support from the bench and the mentoring he does for our young players makes me glad he'll be with us for another year and hopefully longer.

    edit: his offense was surprisingly good this year too (decision making, 3 point shooting impressed me)

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    I like Dahntay myself on our team. We could do a lot worse. He knows his role on this team and seems to be a good teammate.

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    Hey, who would turn down the opportunity to be the highe$t paid 12th man in the league? Dhantay can be a turnover-prone ball hog who$e one defen$ive $kill - battery - ha$ become a "foul" again, but he'$ not $tupid. Nobody else hA$ thought of giving him a guaranteed, multi-year contract, he'$ not giving that up.
    Is 2.9 mil really that over paid? He was a starter for a playoff team when we signed him.

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    I'd rather have the extra ~3 mil, but whatever. Dahntay reigned himself in in the handful of spot minutes he got and did his job. There were plenty of times I was screaming play Inferno instead of Barbosa. Keep that up, coupled with being an ultimate towel waver teammate, keep Lance's ego in check type dude, whatever. Bigger fish to fry. Dahntay's TJ Ford with 5% of the expectations but 100% of the "teammateness." From what I can tell anyway, from all my time in the locker room.

    Remember him pulling the chair on Wade in I think game 4? Hell, that was worth it alone, ain't my money.

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    I may not have liked T.J. Ford's style of play, (and a lot of that may have to do with JOB) but the dude was a class act all the way past his time with the Pacers.

    As far as Inferno, I would love the extra 3 million to insure Hibbert/Hill, and spend minimum on a reserve, but gotta deal with the cards dealt.
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