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Fred Jones To Italy

In Free Agency on August 22, 2009 at 6:37 pm reports

The 6-2, 225-pound guard Fred Jones has agreed to terms with the Italian team Biella Angelico. The American has officially agreed to a one-year deal.

In 2004 Jones won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, beating out ex-champion Jason Richardson.

Jones was a member of the Indiana Pacers, the Toronto Raptors, the Portland Trail Blazers,  the New York Knicks and last season he played in Los Angeles for the Clippers.

Fred Jones is a borderline NBA player at this point in his career … so he isn’t much of a loss for the NBA.

Best of luck to Jones on his European tour!

  1. Hey Dave, it’s been a long time since I’ve been here. Glad that you’re still keeping this blog intact. I do have a lot catch up with what’s going on in the NBA. Hardly knew about those transfer involving both Oberto & Delfino.

    By the way, FIBA Americas is just around the corner. Not sure whether you’ll be following the tournament as there is no team USA. But I’m sure it will be an exciting one to follow.

    Also don’t forget Eurobasket.

  2. Hey John, good to hear from you!

    I wasn’t aware of the FIBA Americas … are any of Argentina’s + Brazil’s NBA players playing in the competition?

  3. Dave,

    From what I’ve been able to piece together, thus far, according to different reports I’ve read, expect Barbosa, Varejao, Splitter and Scola to be playing for Brazil & Argentina, respectively.

  4. Thanks Khandor,

    I couldn’t find the team listings on the FIBA site. Only the odd article which had some squad listings on it, but none on either Argentina or Brazil.

    Oh, wow, the Dominican Republic team looks very strong with Al Horford, Charlie Villanueva and Francisco Garcia. They’ll be playing Brazil on August 26th, that looks like a good game to watch. Oh, they’re actually in the same group as both Brazil + Argentina. There could be some good games there.

  5. Hey Dave,

    Khandor is actually spot on about the NBA players representating Argentina and Brazil. Don’t forget there also Eduardo Najera who turn out for Mexico. From what I believe the Mavericks have refused to allow Juan Barea to play for Puerto Rico.

    Overall I do expect an exciting tournament, you can be sure to hear more from me as I will be following Argentina’s progress.

    By the way Khandor, I might be wrong here but aren’t you from Canada. How do you rate their chances to go to Turkey? It’s a pity that Steve Nash won’t be featuring for them.

    I remember watching him in Sydney 2000 and was just blown away by his performance against Australia. My cousin who was a volunteer for the basketball became an instant fan of his. I just hope that he will make a u-turn and will play for them in 2010.

  6. John,

    Steve Nash will not be playing for Canada again. His tour of duty ended a long time ago [2002], just before he hit big with the Suns.

    Canada will be hard-pressed to qualify for the next WC, in Turkey, on the basis of this event, although it is far from an impossible task. The teams most likely to make it through the COPABA “direct qualifier” are 4 of the following 6:

    Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico [host], Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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