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LA Clippers’ Had Interest in Signing Kai Jones

The LA Clippers were actively seeking a temporary substitute for center Mason Plumlee, who is expected to be out until early 2024 due to an MCL knee sprain. Kai Jones emerged as one among several alternatives in the market for this interim role.

In the recent “No Cap Room” podcast by Yahoo! Sports, Jake Fischer mentioned that the LA Clippers explored the possibility of acquiring former Hornets Center Kai Jones, according to RealGM.

Eventually, they opted to convert Joshua Primo’s two-way deal into a standard contract and are poised to finalize the signing of Daniel Theis following his buyout from the Indiana Pacers.

Kai Jones was waived by the Charlotte Hornets during the preseason, having formally requested it. He had been absent from the team for weeks due to his unpredictable behavior on social media.

Jones has played 67 games in his career, maintaining averages of 2.7 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 0.3 assists. Fischer expressed doubt about Jones being currently fit, both mentally and physically, for NBA play.

This prompted the Clippers to explore other options, ultimately leading to the acquisition of FIBA champion Daniel Theis.

The Los Angeles Clippers, still seeking a win since acquiring James Harden in a three-team trade with the Philadelphia Sixers and the Oklahoma City Thunder, will face the Houston Rockets at the Crypto Arena on Friday night, aiming to secure their first victory since the arrival of the star point guard.

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