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James Jones | Guard/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/4/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 215
College: Miami (FL)
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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. Jul 16 - 12:57 PM

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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.
Jul 9 - 2:46 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.
May 13 - 1:30 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.
May 12 - 11:14 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.
Mar 29 - 11:47 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.
Mar 28 - 6:56 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

James Jones exercised his player option on Tuesday and will stay with the Heat next season.

Jones doesn't have much of a role with the champs, which is why he's locking into the money while he can.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 08:35:00 PM

James Jones has no plans to retire after the season.

"Unless something crazy happens, I'll be back," Jones said in reference to his $1.5 million player option. Why wouldn't he be? He never plays, is on the best team in basketball and can be around LeBron James every day. It's a good job if you can get it.
Thu, May 23, 2013 08:55:00 AM

James Jones is back with the Heat after leaving the team to tend to a personal matter.

In 14 appearances this season, Jones has averaged 1.4 points, 0.4 rebounds and 0.4 three-pointers in four minutes per game. That should tell you all you need to know.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 03:12:00 PM

James Jones (personal) will not play on Monday.

This is Jones' first blurb since September when we noted his minutes would be reduced, and that's been the case throughout the year.
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 01:34:00 PM

James Jones could have his minutes reduced this season.

The Miami Herald writes that it's "difficult to envision much time for James Jones," but that's not totally unexpected given his role in the 2012 postseason. After averaging just 13 minutes per game in 2011-12, Jones could be looking at even fewer minutes in 2012-13.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 09:29:00 AM

James Jones could be in danger of not making the final Heat roster.

With the additions of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis coupled with a healthy Mike Miller and Shane Battier also on the team, Jones' value as a 3-point specialist is rapidly declining. He barely played in the postseason and could be shown the door in training camp if the team decides to go another route. He's not on the fantasy radar, and if waived, Jones probably wouldn't be out of work for long.
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 08:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1Dion Waiters
2Mike Miller
3James Jones
4Joe Harris
5Carrick Felix
SF1LeBron James
2Andrew Wiggins
PF1Tristan Thompson
2Anthony Bennett
3Dwight Powell
4Shane Edwards
C1Anderson Varejao
2Brendan Haywood