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James Jones
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Miami Heat  – No. 22
Small forward
Born October 4, 1980 (1980-10-04) (age 29)
Miami, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
League NBA
High school American Senior
College University of Miami
Draft 2nd round, 49th overall, 2003
Indiana Pacers
Pro career 2003–present
Former teams Indiana Pacers (2003–05)
Phoenix Suns (2005–07)
Portland Trail Blazers (2007–08)
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James Andrew Jones (born October 4, 1980 in Miami, Florida) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the NBA.

The 6'8" (203cm), 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]

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

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

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Awards

  • 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

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

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 .6 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 .3 4.2
Career 330 59 19.4 .401 .393 .863 2.5 .6 .4 .4 6.6

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Indiana 13 0 16.5 .413 .400 .444 2.1 .8 .5 .5 4.0
2005–06 Phoenix 20 6 17.7 .341 .308 .846 3.6 .3 .2 .9 4.3
2006–07 Phoenix 11 6 15.5 .528 .444 .818 1.4 .3 .2 .2 5.0
2008–09 Miami 7 7 33.6 .531 .500 .917 2.3 .7 .4 .1 9.6
Career 51 19 19.1 .423 .407 .814 2.5 .5 .3 .6 5.1

Notes

  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. http://trailblazerscentercourt.blogspot.com/2008/02/james-jones-my-name-is-too-plain.html. 
  6. ^ Jason Quick. "Jones opts out of contract, becomes free agent". The Oregonian, Behind the Blazers Beat. http://blog.oregonlive.com/behindblazersbeat/2008/06/jones_opts_out_of_contract_bec.html. 

External links

NBA Player Profile - James Jones








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