Dahntay Jones Net Worth, Salary, Earnings, Career, Stats, Wife, Duke, Cavs

April 8, 2024
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Born Dahntay Lavall Jones on the 27th December 1980 in Trenton, New Jersey USA, he is a professional basketball player, who spent 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), playing for several teams, earning himself journeyman status. He last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, with which he won the NBA Championship in the 2015-2016 season.

Have you ever wondered how rich Dahntay Jones is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jones’ net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his long and successful career, active since 2003.


Dahntay Jones Net Worth $10 Million


Growing up in Hamilton Square, Dahntay started playing basketball at an early age, and once it was time for high school, he attended Steinert High School for which he played basketball, and in his senior year had an average of 24 points nine rebounds per game, which earned him a McDonald’s All-America honorable mention.

Following his matriculation, Dahntay enrolled at Rutgers and continued his basketball career by playing for the Scarlet Kings. In his rookie season, Dahntay was chosen for the Big East All-Rookie team, then after completing another season successfully, he transferred to Duke University, to play for the Blue Devils. As a junior, Dahntay played in 35 games and averaged 11.2 points with 4.2 rebounds per game, which earned him ACC All-Defensive Team selection, then in his senior year his numbers improved dramatically as he had 17.7 points per game, along with 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per, meeting the requirements for First-team All-ACC.

After successfully completing his studies, Dahntay declared for the 2003 NBA Draft and was chosen by the Boston Celtics as the 20th overall pick, however, his rights were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for the rights to Kendrick Perkins and Marcus Banks, while the Celtics also sent rights to Troy Bell. He spent four seasons in Memphis, however, his game numbers weren’t anywhere near what was expected, and once his contract expired he was free to seek another club. He signed with the Celtics, but in less than a month, Dahntay was waived by one of the most successful franchises, so then joined the Sacramento Kings, but after only 25 games was again released. His next stop was the NBA D-League team Fort Wayne Mad Ants, which kick-started his career as he recorded some of his best performances playing for the club, including 18 points in 31 minutes in his debut.

Thanks to his successful plays in the NBA D-League, Jones was picked up by the Denver Nuggets, with which he reached the Conference Finals in 2009, but lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 in the series. However, his stay in the southern Rocky Mountains didn’t last long as he signed a four-year contract with the Indiana Pacers, which certainly increased his net worth, and where he remained for the next three years, before being traded to the Dallas Mavericks with Darren Collison for Ian Mahinmi. Unfortunately, he couldn’t break into the Mavericks’ first team, and was sent to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Anthony Morrow. In the next few years, Dahntay changed teams several times, including to the Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets, before joining the Cleveland Cavaliers in April 2016. He played in only one game in the regular season during the 2015-2016 season but helped his team win the NBA Championship by playing in 15 games in the play-offs. He appeared in one more game for the Cleveland in the following season, before being waived and re-sined twice, and helped the team in the finals series, when they lost to the Golden State Warriors, and he is currently without engagement.

When it comes to his personal life, Dahntay has been married to Valeisha Butterfield since 2011; the couple has one child together. His wife is the daughter of North Carolina Congressman G. K. Butterfield.

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