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Mavs decide to pass on Jones

Updated: February 23, 2010, 11:06 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Mavericks have decided to pass on D-League center Dwayne Jones after bringing him in for a job audition Tuesday.

Dallas has a need for an extra big man to fill the sudden vacancy created by Erick Dampier's finger injury but abandoned the idea of signing Jones to a 10-day deal after flying him in from Austin for an afternoon workout.

Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said the team decided that one newcomer on a 10-day contract was sufficient ...

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