CLEVELAND (AP) The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers waived Dahntay Jones, the veteran reserve swingman who gave the team a spark in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
The team announced the move Saturday.
Jones, who was signed on the final day of the regular season, came off the bench in Game 6 and scored five straight points to slow a Golden State rally. He also drew a pair of fouls on Warriors forward Draymond Green.
The Cavs brought in the 35-year-old Jones to give them depth and another perimeter defender. He had plenty of postseason experience before joining Cleveland and he wound up making a significant, if small, contribution.
Jones has averaged 5.4 points and 1.7 rebounds in 13 seasons. He began his career with Memphis 2003 and has also played for Sacramento, Denver, Indiana, Dallas, Atlanta and the Los Angeles Clippers.