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Dahntay Jones says Stephen Curry isn’t a top-10 player

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Jones probably had no ulterior motives, either.

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Dahntay Jones has developed quite the reputation in his brief stints as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Both of his tenures started just before the Playoffs, and he still managed to rack up multiple ejections and several technical fouls, and fines nearly exceeding his actual salary.

Well, Jones is now doing work for the Cavaliers in the offseason (despite not being on the roster), and is poking two-time MVP Stephen Curry on BarStool’s Mickstape podcast.

People get mad at me, because I don’t declare him a top-10 player in the NBA, which is fine.

Even though Curry doesn’t seem to get as much respect from his peers and legends in the game as his play warrants, this is a little wild.

It’s almost certainly more likely that Jones is just doing work for his guys on the Cavaliers by stirring the pot a little, which is his specialty in the first place. There’s no guarantee it ensures his return for this year’s postseason, but it probably didn’t bother members of the Cavaliers too much to hear.

Now, all we can hope is that Jones never actually has to guard Curry in a meaningful game, as that will either end in humiliation for Jones or a flagrant foul on Curry to avoid the aforementioned humiliation.