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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)
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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

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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

Erik Spoelstra was tight-lipped when asked about how much James Jones would play in Wednesday's Game 5.

A day after LeBron James publicly stated the he hope Jones would see more minutes, the 33-year-old saw 13 minutes of action in Monday's Game 4 win over the Nets (which was his series high). Jones went 0-for-2 from the floor while adding just one rebound and one block during his 13 minutes. When asked about Jones' role in his rotation, Spoelstra played things close to the vest and responded, "That's where our roster is, with the versatility." It will be interesting to see how Spoelstra deploys Jones in Game 5 on Wednesday, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him in the 15-20 minute range.
Tue, May 13, 2014 01:30:00 PM

LeBron James wants teammate James Jones to play more minutes to provide offensive spacing vs. the Nets defense.

Jones is averaging 1.7 threes per game in the postseason, despite playing only 12 minutes per game. "It's the space that he provides, and his ability to shoot the ball," said LeBron. "You can't do both when he's out on the floor: You can't help on my drive and try to contest the threes." Brooklyn packed the paint during Saturday's game, effectively reducing LeBron to a jump shooter over the final three quarters, and it will be interesting to see if coach Erik Spoelstra takes LBJ's advice.
Mon, May 12, 2014 11:14:00 AM

James Jones made his second consecutive start on Saturday vs. the Bucks, finishing with 10 points, two boards, one assist and one block in 27 minutes.

Jones hit a couple treys tonight and scored 10 for the second consecutive night. The Heat should get some of the cavalry back on Monday, which will likely knock Jones out of the rotation.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 11:47:00 PM

James Jones is starting vs. the Pistons on Friday.

He'll join LeBron James, Toney Douglas, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem. Jones hasn't played since Jan. 17 and would be a very risky play in fantasy leagues. Michael Beasley should get some extended run with the second unit and is a better option than Jones.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 06:56:00 PM

James Jones started in place of Dwyane Wade for the second straight game and hit 5-of-8 shots (all 3-pointers) for 17 points in Wednesday's win.

He'll be a nice source of 3-pointers any time Wade is out, but figuring out when Wade is going to play or sit is not an easy thing to do. Jones hit two 3-pointers on Tuesday, giving him seven over the last two nights.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 11:09:00 PM

James Jones will start in place of Dwyane Wade on Tuesday, while Shane Battier will continue starting ahead of Udonis Haslem.

It's Miami's sixth starting lineup of the season, but Jones' SG gig will likely be short-lived with D-Wade possibly returning vs. the Magic on Wednesday.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 07:08:00 PM

Starting at SF in place of LeBron James (rest), James Jones shot 6-of-8 from downtown to finish with 18 points in 24 minutes.

Jones cracked double-digit scoring once last season, in a meaningless game in late April. He should have a bigger role this year with Mike Miller no longer on the roster, but remains a deep-league-only option for his 3-point shooting.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 10:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Joe Harris
4James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Brendan Haywood
3Kendrick Perkins
4Anderson Varejao