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Phoenix Suns to add Solomon Jones to training camp roster

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Jones has played with four different teams over his six seasons in the league.

In need of another big body for training camp, the Suns are going to sign Solomon Jones to a non-guaranteed contract. Once signed, Jones will be the 14th man on the Suns training camp roster when they head to La Jolla on Oct 1.

The 28-year-old has played 268 games with four different teams since being drafted by the Atlanta Hawks back in 2006. Over six NBA seasons, Jones has averaged 3.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.6 blocks.

Last season, the forward/center spent time with both the Clippers and the Hornets. Jones spent the early portion of last year in Los Angeles before being released and heading to New Orleans for two 10-day contracts with the Hornets.

Jones has been working with the Suns in their voluntary workouts over the past week at US Airways Center. Former NBA guard Ricky Davis has taken part in the workouts as well, but there is no indication that the Suns plan on signing him, according to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic.

Adding Jones to the mix makes some sense for the Suns. Behind starter Marcin Gortat at center are Channing Frye and Jermaine O'Neal. Frye isn't expected to be ready for the start of the regular season and O'Neal has missed a number of games the last several seasons.

Jones is a long shot to make the opening night roster, but he will add some much needed depth at center throughout camp and the preseason.


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