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LA Clippers, Derrick Jones Jr. agree to 3-year deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Clippers are hoping they found a low-cost solution to replace Paul George. The Clippers have signed free agent forward Derrick Jones Jr.

He has agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal.

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George is a free agent and the Clippers said on Sunday that the sides could not reach an agreement to keep him. He is expected to be one of the top free agents.

The belief around the league is George is expected to get a high-priced deal. The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly the front runners to sign him.

Jones Jr. will be joining a team that was 4th in the Western Conference last season. The franchise went 51-31 last season.

He joins a roster that’s led by Kawhi Leonard and James Harden. “The Beard” re-signed a two-year contract with the Clippers.

The 27-year-old Jones Jr. is now with his sixth team in the league. He previously played for the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Phoenix Suns.

Jones Jr. spent one season with the Mavericks. He was part of the roster that guided the franchise to their first NBA Finals in 13 years before losing to the Boston Celtics.

He appeared in 76 games with the Mavericks. He made 66 starts. The 66 starts were the most he made in any season of his career.

Jones Jr. averaged 8.6 points per game in Dallas. He also averaged 3.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game.

In his career, he made 420 appearances. Jones Jr. has started 163 games.

He has a career average of 6.7 points per game. He also had 3.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.7 blocks per contest.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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