Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/22/13
Ray Allen’s pregame routine is well-documented, but he’s not the only player who arrives to arenas hours before games to fine-tune his outside shooting. James Jones is on the Heat’s so-called “early bus” as well, even though most nights Jones knows he’s probably not going to play. Jones’ preparation and extra practice hours despite normally being buried on the Heat’s depth chart has earned him a level of respect among his teammates and the team’s coaching staff that is akin to reverence. That’s why when Jones’ three-pointers started dropping against the Magic on Wednesday, the Heat’s bench reacted so dramatically. Jones had four three-pointers in the third quarter of the Heat’s 120-92 victory at Amway Center and as each attempt arced through the air, Jones’ teammates watching from the far sideline rose out of their chairs with excitement. Jones’ positive attitude toward his playing time and role on the team represents an important yet underappreciated aspect of the Heat’s lo
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