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Baton Rouge native, Damian Jones, signs second 10-day deal with Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles announced Friday the signing of center, Damian Jones.
The Los Angeles announced Friday the signing of center, Damian Jones.(NBA.com)
Updated: Mar. 11, 2021 at 1:54 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Baton Rouge native, Damian Jones, has officially secured a second 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced March 11.

At 6-foot-11, Jones averaged 4.0 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in 10.3 minutes in three games with the Lakers.

On Feb. 26, the Lakers announced signing the Louisiana native to his first 10-day contract.

As an alumnus of Scotlandville Magnet High School, Jones is no stranger to hard work on the court, having won back-to-back state titles with the Hornets in 2012-13.

Jones was drafted by the Golden State Warriors out of Vanderbilt as the 30th pick in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft.

The 25-year-old is a five-year veteran in the NBA and has played a total of 118 career games.

The center spent three seasons with the Warriors before being traded to the Atlanta Hawks.

His most recent free agent deal with the Phoenix Suns was waived in February.

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