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James Jones | Guard/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/4/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 215
College: Miami (FL)
Contract: view contract details

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James Jones and Mike Miller combined to play 32 minutes in Sunday's Game 5 loss to the Warriors.
Many questioned how much David Blatt would go to these guys considering how fatigued the Cavs have been throughout the series. They combined for three points on 1-of-2 shooting, one rebound, one steal and six fouls, though they both had a positive plus-minus in the game (+7 combined). With surging Timofey Mozgov playing just nine minutes tonight we'd expect their playing time to swing his direction in Game 6. Jun 14 - 11:10 PM

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James Jones dislocated his right index finger during the first quarter of Tuesday's game, but he said afterward that he's "fine."

He played a total of five minutes after the first quarter, including under two minutes in the second half, but that speaks more to his limited utility than his health. It sounds as though he'll reprise his typical role as a perimeter specialist in Game 6.
May 12 - 10:36 PM

James Jones played 22 minutes off the bench against the Bulls on Wednesday with 17 points, two rebounds and five 3-pointers.

He was in the news earlier this season for taking some of Kevin Love's minutes down the stretch and tonight served as reminder why that was the case. LeBron James drawing double teams sets up Jones nicely for Jones to be a one-trick pony for catch-and-shoot treys. In fact, he played 669 minutes in the regular season and had just two makes in the paint. He'll be an important role player when the Cavs need treys.
May 6 - 9:49 PM

James Jones was productive off the Cavs' bench during Sunday's blowout loss to the Celtics, putting up 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting (5-of-5 from the stripe), one 3-pointer, four rebounds and a block through 26 minutes of action.

Jones took the most of his opportunity today, but he'll return to being a negligible option in all leagues when the Cavs' get their regular starters back for Tuesday's game vs. Detroit. Jones can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Apr 12 - 6:07 PM

James Jones went from the Cavs' starting lineup to a DNP-CD on Sunday.

Kevin Love's return bumped Jones from the rotation, which is all fantasy owners need to know. Cut him if you haven't already.
Apr 5 - 7:25 PM

James Jones played 23 minutes in the starting lineup against the Heat on Thursday with six points and one 3-pointer.

His 3-pointer was the first score of the game and he only added five fouls on the stat sheet. Jones is not worth owning in almost any league.
Apr 2 - 11:10 PM

James Jones will start in place of Kevin Love on Thursday.

So Jones and Bill Walker are the starting forwards tonight and will likely guard each other. Jones is not likely going to see big minutes and is not worth owning in most leagues.
Apr 2 - 7:56 PM

James Jones has emerged as a role player in Cleveland's rotation, and over the past four games he has put in averages 9.8 points and 2.8 three-pointers through 22 minutes of action.

Jones has seen his role increased with Shawn Marion (hip) sitting on the sidelines, but he really doesn't do much aside from drain 3-pointers. It also should be noted that his value could take a hit once Marion does return to the lineup, so while Jones is worth a look as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, know that his time as a rotation player in Cleveland could be short-lived.
Mar 6 - 10:55 AM

James Jones scored double-digit points for the third time this season on Tuesday, making 3-of-6 shots with a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 10 points.

Jones added six boards, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes, taking advantage of extra opportunities with the game firmly in Cleveland's control by halftime. He has overtaken Mike Miller (12 minutes) in coach David Blatt's rotation, but Jones remains nothing more than a deep-league 3-point specialist.
Mar 3 - 9:25 PM

James Jones will start against the Pacers on Friday.

Revenge game because he started his career with the Pacers? Kidding aside, Jones played just one minute last night and he was out of the rotation earlier this season. Fantasy owners should be looking to J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert more than Jones.
Feb 27 - 6:28 PM

James Jones logged a season-high 30 minutes on Thursday, finishing the Cavs' road loss with nine points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

All seven of Jones' shot attempts came from downtown -- he made two of them and went 3-of-3 at the free throw line, which is all anyone can expect from the seldom-used 11-year veteran. He played such heavy minutes with Kevin Love (eye) out, Timofey Mozgov in foul trouble and Mike Miller picked up a DNP-CD, and nobody should own Jones outside of the deepest leagues.
Feb 12 - 10:49 PM

James Jones stepped up for the short-handed Cavs on Tuesday, coming off the bench for nine points on 3-of-10 shooting, three 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks.

He played 26 minutes but his performance wasn't enough to prevent the Cavs from falling on the road, dropping their overall record to 18-13. Jones' stat-stuffing night is misleading and his minutes were inflated by the absence of LeBron James (knee) and the exit of Kevin Love (back). Leave him on the waiver wire.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 10:09:00 PM

The Cavaliers officially signed James Jones to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

LeBron James lobbied for Jones to have a bigger role with Miami last season, but the 33-year-old won't make a dent in typical fantasy leagues as a 3-point gunner. If nothing else, Jones and Mike Miller will provide some insurance for the Cavaliers if free agent Ray Allen opts to retire or sign elsewhere this summer.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 06:46:00 PM

James Jones has agreed to a one-year, minimum salary deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.

This appears to be another signing aimed at appeasing LeBron James. Both Jones and newly acquired free agent Mike Miller were favorites of LeBron during their time in Miami, and it now it appears they will both be Cavaliers next season. Jones appeared in only 20 games for the Heat last season, averaging 4.9 points in 11.8 minutes of action.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 12:57:00 PM

The Cavs have pursued unrestricted free agent James Jones.

Of course they are. LeBron James likes Jones as a teammate, so that has something to do with it. Jones would only be an end-of-the-bench guy and would likely just come at the league minimum, so it wouldn't hurt Cleveland's cap space.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 02:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1Iman Shumpert
2Joe Harris
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Miller
3Cedi Osman
4Sir'Dominic Pointer
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Rakeem Christmas
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Brendan Haywood