Dahntay Jones is a renowned American former professional basketball player. He gained much of his popularity through playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers which is of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also for Rutgers as well as for Duke in his college basketball. Here are the complete details about the biography, career, and the net worth of Dahntay Jones in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Dahntay Jones was born on 27th December in the year 1980 in Trenton, New Jersey. He then got raised up in Hamilton Square located in New Jersey. He went schooling at the Steinert High School which is located in Hamilton Township, Mercer County from the year 1995 to the year 1998.
In this school, he participated in playing basketball in which he was very successful through getting 9 rebounds together with 24 points at Steinert. He then joined the Duke College in which he got honored with an All-ACC Honorable mention. This was after he had transferred from Rutgers where he played basketball and was very successful.
Dahntay Jones tied knots with Valeisha Butterfield who is a daughter of the North Carolina Congressman known as G.K. Butterfield in the year 2011. They have one child who is their son known as Tanner Jones.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After completing his college career, Dahntay Jones was then chosen by the Boston Celtics in an NBA draft of the year 2003. After a short period of time, he then got traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in which he had not even played any single game with the Celtics. He then commenced his professional career through playing with the Grizzlies on 21st of November in the year 2003 in which he played against Seattle SuperSonics. He continued playing with Grizzlies till the year 2007 when he was signed again to the Boston Celtics.
However, he left the team and moved to Sacramento Kings in the same year staying for three months. He then left Sacramento Kings and joined Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the year 2008. He did not stay, and after a short period, he then joined the Denver Nuggets in the same year on July. After this, he then got signed with the Indiana Pacers on a four-year contract in July 2009.
On completion of his contract, he was then signed with the Dallas Mavericks in July 2012 after which he then got traded through an exchange with Anthony Morro to the Atlanta Hawks. From the Atlanta Hawks, he then joined Chicago Bulls after which he joined Utah Jazz in 2014 and then back to Fort Wayne Mad Aunts in late 2014. He then later joined the Los Angeles Clippers on a 10 days contract though he extended the contract to a season. In 2015, he was signed with the Brooklyn Nets and was released to Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. He was released and became a free agent.
Net Worth & Earnings
Dahntay Jones has an estimated net worth of $12 million. This comes from the fortunes he has made through playing for several teams in which he was signed in contracts which have highly contributed to his net worth.
Dahntay Jones has been well-known as a small forward as well as a shooting guard. He has played with many basketball teams giving him much exposure. Currently, he is a free agent and has no controversies facing him.