Fred Jones

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Basketball player
Fred Jones
Player information
Full name Frederick Terrell Jones
birthday 11th March 1979 (age 41)
place of birth Malvern , Arkansas , United States
size 193 cm
Weight 100 kg
position Shooting Guard / Point Guard
college Oregon
NBA draft 2002 , 14th Pick, Indiana Pacers
Clubs as active
2002–2006 Indiana Pacers 2006–2007 Toronto Raptors 2007 Portland Trail Blazers 2007–2008 New York Knicks 2008–2009 Los Angeles Clippers 2009–2010 Pallacanestro Biella 2010–2011 Guangdong Southern TigersUnited StatesUnited States
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Frederick Terrell "Fred" Jones (born March 11, 1979 in Malvern , Arkansas ) is a retired American basketball player who was most of his professional career in the NBA .

In 2004 he won the Slam Dunk Contest at the NBA All-Star Weekend when he was active for the Indiana Pacers . However, Jones had little chance of asserting himself with the Pacers, as other guards , such as Jamaal Tinsley or Stephen Jackson were preferred. For this reason, Jones did not renew his contract.

Since the Toronto Raptors lacked guards, the team's management had to act. So they came across Jones, who saw this as an opportunity to gain a foothold in the NBA. Jones agreed directly to the contract negotiations. After a strong start with the Canadian team, Jones was rarely used in January 2007.

On February 21, 2007, on the day of the trade deadline , Jones was finally handed over to the Portland Trail Blazers by the Raptors in exchange for Guard Juan Dixon . After the 2006/07 season it was also passed on by the Blazers.

On June 28, 2007 Jones was transferred along with Zach Randolph , Dan Dickau and the draft rights to Demetris Nichols , in exchange for Steve Francis , Channing Frye and a second-round draft pick for the 2008 NBA draft to the New York Knicks . Jones played there for a season. This was followed by a shorter stint with the Los Angeles Clippers and two engagements abroad, in Italy and China.

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