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Nuggets' Jones joins Pacers

7/9/2009 - NBA Dahntay Jones Indiana Pacers + more

The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a four-year, $11 million deal with Denver Nuggets free agent Dahntay Jones.

Jones is known around the league as a defensive stopper and will give depth to the Pacers' backcourt. Jones averaged 5.4 points and 2.1 rebounds for the Nuggets last season.

"[Pacers president] Larry Bird and [general manager] David Morway contacted me the first night of free agency and expressed a lot of interest in Dahntay," Jones' agent, Mark Bartelstein, said, according to The Indianapolis Star. "The Pacers are getting somebody that competes with an edge and is a lockdown defender. He's going to bring a defensive mind-set to the team."

Starting 2-guard Mike Dunleavy underwent surgery this summer and his return date is uncertain.

Chad Ford covers the NBA for ESPN Insider.