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Dahntay Jones says goodbye, keeps beard

DALLAS -- Coach Rick Carlisle made a point to praise Dahntay Jones after the deal that sent the veteran swingman to Atlanta in exchange for 3-point specialist Anthony Morrow.

“He’s a pro,” Carlisle said of Jones, which the coach considers the ultimate compliment.

Owner Mark Cuban chimed in with a similar comment via Twitter.

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