James Jones SG/SF MIA 20 Days
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.
James Jones SG/SF MIA 21 Days
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.
James Jones SG/SF MIA 2 Months
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.
James Jones SG/SF MIA 7 Months
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.
James Jones SG/SF MIA Sep 26 '12
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.
James Jones SG/SF MIA Sep 19 '12
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.