Lakers sign former first-rounder Damian Jones to 10-day contract
Dec 18, 2020; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns center Damian Jones (30) against the Los Angeles Lakers during a preseason game at Phoenix Suns Arena.  Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Lakers have signed center Damian Jones to a 10-day contract, ESPN’s Marc Spears relays via a team press release.

The team had two open roster spots after waiving Quinn Cook on Wednesday.

Jones was waived by the Suns on Wednesday. He signed a partially guaranteed two-year deal with Phoenix during the 2020 offseason but averaging just 6.7 MPG in 14 contests.

The 6-foot-11 big man was selected with the No. 30 pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the Warriors out of Vanderbilt. He won two titles with Golden State in 2017 and 2018 as a little-used backup, then played significant minutes as a reserve with the Hawks during the 2019/20 season, averaging 16.1 MPG across 55 games (including 27 starts). Jones holds career NBA averages of 4.3 PPG, 2.8 RPG and 0.7 BPG in 13.3 MPG across parts of five NBA seasons.

Jones provides a little more depth up front with Anthony Davis sidelined by a calf injury.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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