WILMINGTON, DE – February 26, 2016, – The Delaware 87ers announced the team has waived Juwan Staten and re-acquired Jamal Jones. Jones was activated against the Maine Red claws Thursday while logging in 20 minutes of play in the course of going 2-4 for 6 points off the bench in a 138-131 on the road to the Maine Red Claws at the Portland Expo Building on Thursday night.
The 6-foot-8, 200 pound guard most recently played in 18 games with Lille Metropole Basket Club in the French LNB Pro B league during the 2015-16 season, where he averaged 13.1 points and 4.9 rebounds in 29.4 minutes per game.
Jones was a second round pick in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft, and played in 46 games with the 87ers during the 2014-15 season, where he averaged 7.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 21.1 minutes per game. Jones spent part of last summer with the Philadelphia 76ers, playing in three games for the Sixers at the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Delaware’s next home game is this Friday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Raptors 905. Tickets start as low as $10, and are still available at www.sevens.com or by calling 302-504-7587.
About the Delaware 87ers
The Delaware 87ers of the National Basketball Association Development League (NBADL) were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBADL affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.
About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 26 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.