Solomon Jones Will Join the Hornets on a 10-day Contract

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Published: February 14, 2012

Hornets will sign Solomon Jones to a 10-day contract.

According to HoopsHype, Solomon Jones will join the Hornets on a 10-day contract, adding some much needed depth to the injury-depleted front line. The Hornets embarked this morning on a six-game road trip.

The six-year veteran previously appeared on the Clippers this season, averaging 9.6 minutes in 10 games. He struggled, but the sample size was small.

For his career, Jones has played in 257 NBA games, averaging a little under 11 minutes a game while scoring 3 points on 47.4% shooting. He’s a poor defensive rebounder, largely a result of his lack of strength, and he’s also been foul-prone throughout his career. Last season he averaged a foul every 5.6 minutes.

With Landry still out for a while, Okafor having some knee problems, Kaman just recently returning from the… ankle injury, Lance Thomas still being Lance Thomas, and El Titan not being used to even a regular NBA season, let alone a condensed one, it makes sense that the Hornets would bring on some insurance before the road trip.

6 comments
xman3000
xman3000

They see something in this guy in our rotation.. and it doesn't cost us anything.. He is 6'10/250 plus he has experience in the league... We are really young... Some guys need a shot.. Demps normally has logic to his madness..

Joe P
Joe P

Hey guys, thanks for the sarcasm. I also think Solomon Jones will lead the Hornets to the NBA playoffs in 2012. Really, I agree with Nick above. Can anyone ask Mr. Demps why he's not testing out a Dleague guy or someone like that?

Carpo
Carpo

Championship

Nick
Nick

Curious decision. Why not roll the dice and sign someone who hasn't yet made it to the league on the 2% chance you strike gold? You're not striking gold with Solomon Jones. He is what he is.

Hornet Seantonio
Hornet Seantonio

King Solomon babaY, use to watch him with the pacers hes a solid forward.

Mason Ginsberg
Mason Ginsberg

Per John Hollinger, Jones "has good straight-line speed and can provide energy running the floor, but he has little value in the halfcourt. He has no post game and can't take advantage of mismatches." Apart from him being a poor player, the Hornets' slow pace seems to make him even less of a fit. I just tweeted that I doubt we'll ever even see him in New Orleans, as his 10-day contract will expire before the Hornets' next home game. Seems like just a guy to use up end of the bench minutes until the team gets Okafor and Smith back.