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DoJo Go Pro: Dominique Jones Acquired By Dallas Mavericks

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After being selected with the 25th overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies, Marc Stein of ESPN (who basically has an office in the American Airlines Center) quickly reported that Dominique Jones is heading to the Dallas Mavericks after the Mavs bought the pick from Memphis. Jones is the first Bull ever selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.

This is a really nice fit for DoJo -- much better than Memphis would have been. (Can you imagine Zach Randolph as his role model? DO NOT WANT.) The Mavericks are a veteran team who won't allow Jones to get a big head and say anything crazy. And he fits on the court as well, because if they want Jones to play some 0-guard like Jason Terry has at times, they have Jason Kidd for him to learn from. He's also the scoring, slashing two-guard the Mavericks have needed for years and years, and he won't kill them on the defensive end either.

It's a nice fit for me personally, too. When he says "Y'all come watch Dominique Jones play," it's only 30 minutes away for me. I've been drifting away from the Mavericks as a fan the last couple years, but I'm very pleased on every level with this move.

P.S. I guess I should also apologize to Jones for being skeptical about his decision to leave USF. Of course I wanted him to stay -- I want the Bulls to do as well as possible and they would be better next year with him than without him. Anyway, it's worked out exactly like he wanted it to, so DoJo, if you're reading this, I'm sorry.