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James Jones | Guard/Forward | #1

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 10/4/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 218
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (20) / IND
Contract: view contract details

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James Jones will move back to the bench on Monday vs. the Heat.
Jones made a fill-in start for a resting LeBron James on Saturday vs. the Heat, but he will be lucky to get a handful of minutes tonight. Leave him on the wire. Mar 6 - 5:46 PM

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James Jones scored two points in a start with three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 27 minutes against the Heat on Saturday.

This game obviously didn't go as well as his first start with 14 points. Jones won't be worth owning in any super deep leagues and he's barely even worth using when LeBron James rests.
Mar 4 - 10:23 PM

James Jones will start against the Heat on Saturday.

Revenge game? He'll join Deron Williams, Iman Shumpert, Kyle Korver and Tristan Thompson in the first unit. Jones did score 14 points in his only start this year, but he did only play 20 minutes. He's still a risky DFS play at a cheap price.
Mar 4 - 6:50 PM

James Jones started the second half of Sunday's win over the Thunder sans Kevin Love (back), but only got on the court for 11 minutes finishing the game with two points and nothing else.

Love is going to miss Monday's game in Dallas, so Jones could have some increased opportunity for minutes, although as we can see here that really doesn't mean all that much in fantasy hoops. Richard Jefferson logged 31 minutes off the bench and produced eight points, four boards and a steal, while Channing Frye put up four points, five boards and one assist in 15 minutes off the bench. Frye and Jefferson will pick up most of Love's minutes on Monday, but neither guy is a great target.
Jan 29 - 6:34 PM

James Jones will move back to the bench against the Spurs on Saturday.

With Kevin Love back in the starting lineup, we're not expecting three-time NBA champion James Jones to play.
Jan 21 - 8:40 PM

James Jones started for Kevin Love (back) against the Suns on Thursday, scoring 14 points with two assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 20 minutes.

Perhaps the most surprising part of this is that he actually attempted two shots from inside the arc. If Love does have to miss another game, chances are Jones won't be this effective. Leave him on the wire unless you're desperate.
Jan 19 - 10:12 PM

James Jones will start for Kevin Love (back) against the Suns on Thursday.

He's basically been out of the rotation and will make his first start since the 2014-15 season. Jones likely won't get more than 15-20 minutes tonight and is likely just going to take open treys. The Suns like to go small, so there should be more minutes going to Kyle Korver, Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson. Frye may be the best DFS play of that bunch.
Jan 19 - 5:31 PM

James Jones came off the bench on Wednesday for 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting with three 3-pointers, two rebounds, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

Jones was expected to start until Ty Lue changed his mind close to tip-off, so anyone who rolled with him in deep leagues or DFS has to be happy with the result. This has no bearing on his overall value -- Jones isn't worth owning outside of the deepest leagues.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 12:49:00 AM

Contrary to previous reports, James Jones will not start vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

An erroneous report suggested that Jones would start tonight, but that's not the case. He can't be trusted in almost any format and Channing Frye, who is starting, is the better option to punt with in DFS.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 10:22:00 PM

James Jones said that he will retire after the 2017-18 season.

"I know playing 15 years is a number where I can look back and I can be like, ‘I accomplished something," Jones said. "Fourteen vs. 15 may not be much, but to be able to say I played 15 years, that’s enough for me to hang ‘em up." He's only averaging 5.0 minutes per game this season, but he's hit 8-of-11 from 3-point range on the season.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 10:09:00 AM

James Jones (lip) did not return to Friday's game vs. the Pistons.

He had some stitches put in his lip, but he will be fine moving forward. He's played a combined four minutes in the Cavs' last four games.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 09:56:00 PM

James Jones said that he's planning to retire at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season.

"I feel great right now," Jones said. "This is [year] 14 for me. I’ve always said if I get to 15, that’ll be the point where [I retire]. For me, as a kid who just dreamed of making it to the NBA and hoping to play for a couple years, to be able to say I played 15 seasons in the NBA, that’s a personal milestone. That would give me great personal satisfaction." Jones also mentioned that he's hoping to play more minutes this season, but we doubt that happens. Jones isn't worth a draft pick in any setting.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 09:17:00 AM

James Jones has agreed to a deal with the Cavaliers, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Jones' deal is for one year and $1.55 million, according to Charania. While Jones gives the Cavs a veteran presence on their bench, he can be ignored by fantasy owners.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 01:52:00 PM

James Jones scored nine points with three 3-pointers, two assists, one steal and one block as a fill-in starter vs. the Hawks.

Kevin Love (shoulder) was out tonight, allowing Jones to fill a stretch-PF role. This is worth remembering in case Love misses any games during the regular season, but he's fully expected to be starting on opening night.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 09:45:00 PM

The Cavaliers have officially re-signed veteran forward James Jones.

The sharpshooter averaged just 11.7 minutes per game in 57 appearances during the regular season, and that role isn't likely to improve next season. Jones can be ignored in just about all leagues.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 10:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2DeAndre Liggins
3Deron Williams
4Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson
2Larry Sanders