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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 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

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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

The Cavs and James Jones reached an agreement on a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum on Thursday.

Jones said all along that he would re-sign with the Cavs, so this news isn't very surprising. He'll add some depth to the roster, but there will be plenty of games in which he doesn't leave the bench, so he won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 06:36:00 PM

James Jones said that he will re-sign with the Cavs for the 2015-16 season.

"I'll be back in Cleveland for sure," said Jones. "I've made it well known last year when I told them I was coming to help change the culture and do something special. It wasn't a situation where I was looking for a platform to move on. I was looking to be a part of something, to build something. And so I'm still in." Jones will likely be able to secure a minimum-level deal with the Cavs, but he won't be a fantasy factor in almost any league.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 08:56:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 11:10:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 12, 2015 10:36:00 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.
Wed, May 6, 2015 09:49:00 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.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 06:07:00 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.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 07:25:00 PM

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SF1LeBron James
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PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
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