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Report: James Jones to sign with Miami

Posted on: July 18, 2010 4:42 pm
Edited on: July 18, 2010 4:46 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Free agent forward James Jones told the Miami Herald on Sunday he will rejoin the Heat.

Miami bought out the final three seasons of Jones' contract June 30, but he told the Herald he believed there was a possibility he would return.

Jones will earn the $1 million veteran's minimum this season, combined with the $1.5 million buyout sum he is owed for the upcoming season. Not a horrible deal for Jones. Also, reportedly, Jones passed up more money elsewhere. San Antonio was reportedly looking to give him part of its $6 million mid-level exception. But he turned it down to stay in Miami. Ah, the siren song of the new-look Heat.

Why? Jones gives his reasoning:

"I still feel I have unfinished business here," Jones told the paper. "The opportunity to win a championship was too much to pass up. Hopefully, the minutes will be there and I will make teams pay."

Jones, 29, is a situational shooter by trade. He shot 41 percent from 3 last season and in seven seasons he's a career 39.5 percent shooter from distance. Obviously a ton of minutes won't be available for him playing behind Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Mike Miller, but as a specialist off the bench, he'll definitely have value for the Heat. In the report, it's noted Jones understands that is just looking for a spot to contribute.

With Jones, center Jamaal Magloire and point guard Carlos Arroyo all expected re-sign with Miami, the Heat will have 13 players under contract, making them a legal NBA team. That group includes Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Mike Miller, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, rookie Dexter Pittman, Joel Anthony and Mario Chalmers. Free agent Juwan Howard is also expected to sign. Not a bad looking roster by any means. Especially for a group that had two players under contract just over a week ago.
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Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2010 12:29 am
 

Report: James Jones to sign with Miami

I like the idea of bring in Allen Iverson to run the point, at least off the bench. Will spare the duo minutes and can score the ball if needed!!!


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Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 18, 2010 11:38 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: July 18, 2010 10:33 pm
 

Report: James Jones to sign with Miami

I hate the fact that you have the name "TONYDORSETT" because your post is totally ABSURD! and I had a need to tell you that.



Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: July 18, 2010 9:26 pm
 

Report: James Jones to sign with Miami

I hate when a team tries to buy a championship.  It's even worse considering that arguably the best player, 2 of the 3 best, and 3 of the 8 best players in the league clearly conferred to try to win a c'ship.  They will.  But it won't be nearly as special as teams who build to win.  Nor is this good for the league.




Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: July 18, 2010 8:58 pm
 

Miami

Hmm anyone mention the ages and possibility of injury?..how deep is the bench? we will see. Its a long season.Remember the Celts and how they played w/o Garnett  and they have great bench play..can this team do that? ..once again we will see if in Miami there is a huge Achilles heel.



Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2010 8:31 pm
 

Report: James Jones to sign with Miami

JEALOUSY, JEALOUSY, JEALOUSY...

LET ME PUT IT TO YOU THIS WAY, ESPECIALLY CHICAGO, LA, AND NEW YORK FANS...

ALL THE NBA TEAMS HAVE A SALARY CAP...THIS IS NOT BASEBALL...NOW IF WE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE TEAM PAYROLL OF THE CUBS AND YANKEES YOU WOULD HAVE A LEGITIMATE POINT...

BUT THE HEAT ARE NOT THE CUBS AND YANKEES...THEY PLAY FAIR AND THIS IS FAIR...WE DID NOT COMPLAIN WHEN MEMPHIS GAVE THE LAKERS PAU GASOL IN MID YEAR WITH NOTHING IN RETURN...

WE DID NOT COMPLAIN WHEN JORDAN AND PIPPEN RECRUITED RODMAN TO REPLACE GRANT.  BELIEVE ME THEY WOULD NOT HAVE WON THE TITLE WITHOUT RODMAN.

BUT WE DO COMPLAIN ALL THE TIME ABOUT THE TRUE CHEATERS (THE NEW YORK YANKEES)...BECAUSE THERE IS NO SALARY CAP IN BASEBALL...




Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2010 8:23 pm
 

Report: James Jones to sign with Miami

Oh the sacrifice. Taking a couple million less a year when you are making 15 million a year is not really that big a sacrifice. I say good for them for going and playing where they want but sacrifice just does not seem like the right word.




Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: July 18, 2010 8:01 pm
 

Report: James Jones to sign with Miami

They still need a backup Point Guard and hopefully a big man with some athleticism because Joel Anthony, Big Z, and Juwan Howard, umm well they suck. Expect to see alot of Haslem at the Power Forward and Wade's poodle at Center.




Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: July 18, 2010 7:38 pm
 

Report: James Jones to sign with Miami

Add CP3... WTF are you smoking cause I want to see some of that shit.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2010 7:38 pm
 

Report: James Jones to sign with Miami

I think this is great for the image of the NBA Players and the League for them to make such a sacrifice to win.

Now only if this could happen in MLB it would be incredible. I remember the last team to do it was the 2002 Marlins players when Lowell, Gonzo, Castillo, and Lee took lower contracts in order to keep the team together to bring in Ivan Rodriguez to make their championship run.


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