Illmatic12 wrote:I highly doubt Jones would be offered a roster spot by any team if waived. It would be a handshake agreement between him and the team to stick around in the GoGo program, with the real possibility of getting stretches of PT with the big club.
Agreed. It's not so much that Jones doesn't deserve a spot at the end of someone's roster, it's that most teams already have 15 roster spots filled. Or they're kinda like us with 16 or 17 guys on the roster and are faced with a choice of cutting 2 or the 3 guys with non-guaranteed deals.
I think there are lots of teams with two-way slots available though. If we cut Jones with the intent to resign him to a two-way deal, we'd have to convince him to stay and play on a two-way deal with us rather than some other team. We've already got a lot of developing small forwards on the roster between Brown, Schofield, Bonga and possibly Hachimura. Jones might see a better opportunity elsewhere. On the other hand, we don't really have one proven, starting-caliber small forward.