August 5, 2007
Eddie Jones is reportedly going to sign with the Dallas Mavericks. This was a pretty sneaky signing by the Mavs. I just can’t really see where Jones will come into the rotation. At guard, he’s already competing for time with Jerry Stackhouse and Devin Harris, along with Jason Terry. I think from the Mavs point of view, Jones is more of an insurance policy. This guy has proven he’s still got game, and given a chance, he’ll show it! With Stackhouse getting up there in age, he could be due for a mid-season injury, especially when he plays a lot of minutes. Also, this could push Stackhouse a bit to compete with Jones for playing time. It will keep both of them in game shape and in the right mind set. Ultimately, it’ll keep these two competitive. I still think Eddie Jones has another four or five years left before retirement. Especially in the playoffs, this guy will be paying huge dividends. He’s a true leader and that’s what this team needs.