James Jones (basketball player)

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James Jones
James Jones.jpg
Jones with the Miami Heat
No. 1 – Cleveland Cavaliers
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1980-10-04) October 4, 1980 (age 33)
Miami, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school American (Hialeah, Florida)
College Miami (Florida) (1999–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career 2003–present
Career history
20032005 Indiana Pacers
20052007 Phoenix Suns
2007–2008 Portland Trail Blazers
20082014 Miami Heat
2014–present Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

James Andrew Jones (born October 4, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. He currently serves as the secretary-treasurer of the National Basketball Players Association.

NBA career[edit]

Indiana Pacers (2003–2005)[edit]

The 6'8" (203 cm), 215 lb (98 kg) small forward who attended American Senior High in Miami was picked 49th by the Indiana Pacers in the 2003 NBA Draft out of the University of Miami.[1] After playing in only 26 total minutes[2] over six games during his rookie campaign, he played almost a full season during 2004–05, averaging 4.9 points per game while also ranking 25th in the NBA in three-point conversion percentage (39.8%).[2]

Phoenix Suns (2005–2007)[edit]

Jones was traded by the Pacers to the Phoenix Suns on August 25, 2005, in exchange for a 2008 second-round draft pick.[2]

Portland Trail Blazers (2007–2008)[edit]

In June 2007, Jones was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers along with the draft rights to Rudy Fernandez, the 24th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, in exchange for cash considerations.[3]

During the 2007 season, Jones stayed near the top of the rankings in three-point shooting percentage, finishing third in the league, with a shooting percentage of 44.4%.[4] Despite his good shooting for the year, Jones was not selected to participate in the Three-point Shootout contest during the 2008 NBA All-Star Game, much to the chagrin of Trail Blazers fans.[5]

On June 26, 2008, Jones used his player option to opt out of his contract with the Trail Blazers, making him a free agent for the off-season.[6]

Miami Heat (2008–2014)[edit]

On July 9, 2008, Jones signed a contract with the Miami Heat.[7] He earned $4 million in his first year of a potential five-year contract, worth up to $23.2 million. The first two years were guaranteed, while the final three were options held by both the Miami Heat and Jones.

On June 29, 2010, he was released to clear salary cap space worth $400,000.[8] On July 19, 2010, Jones was re-signed by the Miami Heat for the league minimum.[9]

On February 19, 2011, Jones won the Three-Point Shootout in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. At the end of the season, the Heat made the 2011 NBA Finals where they would lose to the Dallas Mavericks 4 games to 2.

On December 9, 2011, Jones was re-signed by the Miami Heat for $4.5 million over 3 years.[10]

In the following year, an impressive playoff run by the Heat culminated in Jones' first NBA championship, and the franchise's second as they defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals 4 games to 1. He won his second championship on June 20, 2013, when the Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in seven games. The next year the Heat made the 2014 NBA Finals which was their fourth straight Finals appearance. Miami would face of with the Spurs again only to lose in five games.

Cleveland Cavaliers (2014–present)[edit]

On August 5, 2014, Jones signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[11]

Awards[edit]

  • 2014 Inductee University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame
  • 2012–13 NBA Champion
  • 2011–12 NBA Champion
  • 2010–11 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest Champion
  • 2002–03 Honorable Mention All-Big East Conference Team
  • 2002–03 Verizon Academic All-American
  • 2002–03 Big East All-Academic Team
  • 2001–02 All-Big East Conference Third Team
  • 2001–02 Verizon Academic All-District III selection
  • 2001–02 Big East All-Academic Team
  • 2000–01 Big East All-Academic Team
  • 1999–00 Big East All-Academic Team
  • 1998–99 Class 6A Player of the Year in Florida
  • 1998–99 First-team All-State Selection
  • 1998–99 First-team All-Dade County Selection
  • 1998–99 Miami Herald Boy's Basketball Player of the Year

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Indiana 6 0 4.3 .222 .250 1.000 .3 .0 .2 .0 1.2
2004–05 Indiana 75 24 17.7 .396 .398 .855 2.3 .8 .4 .4 4.9
2005–06 Phoenix 75 24 23.6 .418 .386 .851 3.4 .8 .5 .7 9.3
2006–07 Phoenix 76 7 18.1 .368 .378 .877 2.3 .6 .4 .6 6.4
2007–08 Portland 58 3 22.0 .437 .444 .878 2.8 .6 .4 .3 8.0
2008–09 Miami 40 1 15.8 .369 .344 .839 1.6 .5 .3 .4 4.2
2009–10 Miami 36 6 14.0 .361 .411 .821 1.3 .5 .3 .1 4.1
2010–11 Miami 81 8 19.1 .422 .429 .833 2.0 .5 .4 .2 5.9
2011–12 Miami 51 10 13.1 .380 .404 .833 1.0 .4 .3 .2 3.6
2012–13 Miami 38 0 5.8 .344 .302 .500 .6 .3 .1 .2 1.6
2013–14 Miami 20 6 11.8 .456 .519 .636 1.2 .5 .2 .2 4.9
Career 556 89 17.2 .401 .403 .848 2.0 .6 .4 .3 5.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Indiana 13 0 16.5 .413 .400 .444 2.1 .8 .5 .5 4.0
2006 Phoenix 20 6 17.7 .341 .308 .846 3.6 .3 .3 .9 4.3
2007 Phoenix 11 6 15.5 .528 .444 .818 1.4 .3 .2 .2 5.0
2009 Miami 7 7 33.6 .531 .500 .917 2.3 .7 .4 .1 9.6
2010 Miami 1 0 9.0 .000 .000 1.000 .0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
2011 Miami 12 0 22.7 .471 .459 1.000 2.5 .2 .5 .2 6.5
2012 Miami 20 0 8.7 .372 .300 1.000 1.0 .1 .2 .1 2.6
2013 Miami 9 0 3.7 .429 .750 .000 .3 .0 .0 .1 1.0
2014 Miami 15 0 8.4 .450 .469 .667 .7 .3 .2 .1 3.5
Career 108 19 14.7 .426 .415 .857 1.8 .3 .3 .3 4.2

See also[edit]

Portal icon National Basketball Association portal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trail Blazers Acquire James Jones and Draft Rights to Rudy Fernandez, Waive Steve Francis
  2. ^ a b c Pacers Obtain Pick from Suns for Jones
  3. ^ Suns trade James Jones to Blazers | Suns / NBA | eastvalleytribune.com
  4. ^ NBA.com 3-point leaders
  5. ^ Casey Holdahl. "James Jones: 'My name is too plain'". Trail Blazers Center Court Blog. 
  6. ^ Jason Quick. "Jones opts out of contract, becomes free agent". The Oregonian, Behind the Blazers Beat. 
  7. ^ "HEAT Sign James Jones". NBA.com. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "HEAT Waive James Jones". NBA.com. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "HEAT Re-Signs James Jones". NBA.com. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "HEAT Re-Signs James Jones". NBA.com. December 9, 2011. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Cavaliers Sign Mike Miller and James Jones". NBA.com. August 5, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 

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