I spoke with 2x NBA champion James Jones for my latest at SLAM Magazine. I asked Jones how he, as a veteran, is able to move past the spectacle of Cavs media day and help set the tone for training camp.
He offered some valuable insight and description of both his approach, as well as his fellow championship free-agents Shawn Marion and Mike Miller. An excerpt of Jones’ quotes...
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Mike Miller and James Jones aren't NBA superstars, but they are veteran role players.
And when you're talking about a team with LeBron James, veteran role players are pretty important.
Miller and Jones were introduced to the media (and therefore, fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers) on Wednesday -- or about three weeks after everyone already knew the unrestricted...
The Cleveland Cavaliers made a pair of signings official Tuesday evening with the announcement veteran free agents Mike Miller and James Jones have joined the club.
Both will be reunited with LeBron James, who played with them as a member of the Miami Heat and decided to return to the Cavaliers earlier this summer.
Miller will embark on his 15th season out of Florida this fall...
Did he slip on a banana peel?
Charlotte’s Cody Zeller had his ankles broken in Sunday’s game against the Miami Heat. James Jones crossed up Zeller who promptly went down to the floor.
Listen I’d analyze this more but really. It’s just Cody Zeller falling down.
James Jones will receive a bigger opportunity this season with the Miami Heat to replace Mike Miller.
"It's just from work with the shooters in the offseason," said Jones. "Me and Ray [Allen], we get a lot of shots up. The routine, it pays off. And the consistency helps, especially when you get consistent minutes."
"He's another guy who had a terrific...
James Jones hopped out of the swimming pool after frolicking for a good half-hour Thursday morning, asked for a towel and declared himself set for the day on the cardio-workout front.
Whatever work he does this summer might wind up paying off next winter.
There's one less elite shooter on the Miami Heat roster these days, after the team decided to designate Mike Miller as its...
MIAMI -- It was the ugliest scene in NBA history. The 2004 brawl between Indiana and Detroit resulted in nine players being suspended a total of 146 games and the league getting a serious black eye.
But at least one positive story emerged from the brawl.
His name is James Jones.
After being a second-round pick by the Pacers in 2003, Jones played in a meager six games as a rookie...
THE OL' FOREARM SHIVER
Seldom-used Miami Heat forward James Jones gave kids a quick lesson on how not to box out Thursday night against the Bulls. Known as a three-point specialist, Jones doesn’t often find himself in the lane battling for rebounds. That much is obvious. For some reason, he decided to mix it up a little in what could (should) end up being the NBA Eastern Conference Finals preview...
Heat reserve James Jones has been ejected from Thursday night's Miami-Chicago game after committing a flagrant foul against the Bulls' Joakim Noah.
The hit came with 6:05 left in the first half. Chicago's Luol Deng missed a 3-pointer, and Jones stretched out both arms while trying to move Noah out of the way for a rebound. Replays showed Jones made contact around Noah...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2012
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed free agent forward James Jones.