James Jones
SG/SF FA
1 week ago

Jones has retired and will be joining the Suns as the Vice President of Basketball Operations, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones spent last season with the Cavaliers, playing in just 48 games. In those games, he averaged 2.8 points across 7.9 minutes per game. Jones largely made a career out of being a three-point marksman and will finish his career with a 40.1 percent mark from distance on 5.2 points per game. Arguably his best season as a player came during the 2005-06 season with Phoenix, when he averaged 9.3 points per game on 38.6 percent from beyond the arc across 23.6 minutes per game.

James Jones
SG/SF FA
5 months ago

Jones will move back to the bench for Monday's game against the Heat, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones received the starting nod on Saturday with LeBron James (rest) and Kyrie Irving (rest) taking the night off, but with both James and Irving back in action Monday, Jones will revert to his usual bench role.

James Jones
SG/SF FA
5 months ago

Jones will start at power forward in Saturday's tilt against the Heat, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones will be making his second start of the season for Cleveland. He's averaging just 3.0 points and 0.6 rebounds in his 7.2 minutes per game this season, but he'll likely receive a larger minute load while in the starting lineup.

James Jones
SG/SF FA
5 months ago

Jones contributed 14 points (5-6 FG, 4-5 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block over 23 minutes in Saturday's 117-99 loss to the Bulls.

EDGE Analysis

With LeBron James (illness) missing Saturday's contest, Jones saw his most extensive allotment of playing time since Dec. 14. He compiled a serviceable stat line in relatively short order thanks to his trademark three-point marksmanship, equaling his second-best scoring total of the season in the process. Despite the encouraging outing, Jones' minutes are likely to be right back in the single digits if James returns Monday against the Bucks.

James Jones
SG/SF FA
5 months ago

Coach Tyronn Lue indicated Tuesday that Jones could end up seeing some time as the starting power forward while Kevin Love (love) remains out for the next six weeks, Cavaliers radio play-by-play broadcaster John Michael reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lue has already named Channing Frye as the starter at the position for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, but it appears the Cavs may opt to alter their lineup game to game based on matchups during Love's absence. Even if Jones finds his way into the starting lineup when the Cavs face smaller teams, he's unlikely to see major minutes or usage in those scenarios. The 36-year-old is averaging 2.8 points in 6.9 minutes per game over 33 appearances this season and would likely be little more than a placeholder in the starting five.

James Jones
SG/SF FA
6 months ago

Jones provided two points (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-5 FT) and three rebounds across 14 minutes in a 116-112 loss to the Kings on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Jones made a spot start Jan. 19 against the Suns when Kevin Love (back) missed a contest, but fell out of the rotation for the following two games when Love was active. Richard Jefferson's (personal) absence Wednesday opened a rotation spot back up for Jones, but if the Cavaliers have Jefferson back in time for Friday's tilt with the Nets, Jones' minutes could dry up again.

James Jones
SG/SF FA
6 months ago

Jones will start at power forward for Thursday's game against the Suns, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kevin Love is dealing with a sore back and has been ruled out Thursday, so Jones will enter the starting five in his place. Jones should see a significant boost in minutes, although he'll likely split the added time with Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson, which could limit Jones' overall impact on the box score.

James Jones
SG/SF FA
6 months ago

Jones played one minute in a 120-108 win over the Kings on Friday, recording one rebound and no other statistics.

EDGE Analysis

Jones has been an inconsistent member of coach Tyronn Lue's rotation this season, and even though he's appeared in each of the last three games, he's accumulated only nine minutes. With the Cavaliers reasonably healthy on the wing and covering for the extended absence of J.R. Smith (thumb) with the acquisition of Kyle Korver earlier in the week, it's difficult to envision Jones holding a meaningful role off the bench at any point during the second half of the season.

James Jones
SG/SF FA
7 months ago

Jones managed 15 points (5-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), two rebounds, one steal, and one block in 25 minutes during the Cavaliers' 93-85 loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Jones finished with season highs in scoring, rebounding, and minutes while LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love received the night off for rest purposes. Jones had twice earned 11 minutes in a contest this year prior to Wednesday, but he has seen eight or fewer minutes in 11 of his 14 appearances here in 2016-17. At this late stage of his career, the 36-year-old is mostly a veteran voice in the locker room and a warm body capable of hitting a couple threes from time to time, and he is best left on the waiver wire.

James Jones
SG/SF FA
7 months ago

Updating a previous report: Jones will come off the bench for Wednesday's matchup with the Grizzlies, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Cavaliers expected to rest LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, Jones was originally expected to be one of the players elevated to the starting five. However, they've now opted to mix it up and will instead start DeAndre Liggins. J.R. Smith, Mike Dunleavy, Channing Frye and Tristan Thompson. Even though he's coming off the bench, Jones should still see a significant boost in minutes, as there are limited bodies available and he'll provide some much-needed depth in the frontcourt.