James Jones (basketball player)


James Jones (basketball player)

Infobox NBA Player
name = James Jones


position = Small forward
height_ft = 6 | height_in = 8
weight_lbs = 215
nationality = USA
birth_date = birth date and age|1980|10|4
birth_place = Miami, Florida
highschool = American Senior
college = University of Miami
number = 22
draft = 2nd round, 49th overall
draft_year = 2003
draft_team = Indiana Pacers
league = NBA
team = Miami Heat
career_start = 2003
career_end =
former_teams = Indiana Pacers (2003-05)
Phoenix Suns (2005-07)
Portland Trail Blazers (2007-08)
awards =
profile = james_jones

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 was picked 49th by the Indiana Pacers in the 2003 NBA Draft out of the University of Miami. [http://www.nba.com/blazers/news/Trail_Blazers_Acquire_James_Jo-231434-1218.html Trail Blazers Acquire James Jones and Draft Rights to Rudy Fernandez, Waive Steve Francis] ] After playing in only 26 total minutes 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%).

Jones was traded by the Pacers to the Phoenix Suns on August 25 2005 in exchange for a 2008 second-round draft pick. [http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/jjones_trade_050825.html Pacers Obtain Pick from Suns for Jones] ]

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. [ [http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/92451?source=rss&dest=STY-92451 Suns trade James Jones to Blazers | Suns / NBA | eastvalleytribune.com ] ]

While staying near the top of the rankings on three-point shooting percentage during the season, Jones finished third in 2007, shooting 44.4%. [http://www.nba.com/statistics/player/3PointS.jsp?league=00&qualified=Y&season=22007 NBA.com 3-point leaders] ] 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. [cite web |url=http://trailblazerscentercourt.blogspot.com/2008/02/james-jones-my-name-is-too-plain.html|title=James Jones: 'My name is too plain'|work=Trail Blazers Center Court Blog|author=Casey Holdahl]

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.cite web|url=http://blog.oregonlive.com/behindblazersbeat/2008/06/jones_opts_out_of_contract_bec.html|title=Jones opts out of contract, becomes free agent|work=The Oregonian, Behind the Blazers Beat|author=Jason Quick] . 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.

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

Regular season

-
align="left" | 2003–04
align="left" | Indiana
6 || 0 || 4.3 || .222 || .250 || 1.000 || .3 || .0 || .2 || .0 || 1.2
-
align="left" | 2004–05
align="left" | Indiana
75 || 24 || 17.7 || .396 || .398 || .855 || 2.3 || .8 || .4 || .4 || 4.9
-
align="left" | 2005–06
align="left" | Phoenix
75 || 24 || 23.6 || .418 || .386 || .851 || 3.4 || .8 || .5 || .6 || 9.3
-
align="left" | 2006–07
align="left" | Phoenix
76 || 7 || 18.1 || .368 || .378 || .877 || 2.3 || .6 || .4 || .6 || 6.4
-
align="left" | 2007–08
align="left" | Portland
58 || 3 || 22.0 || .437 || .444 || .878 || 2.8 || .6 || .4 || .3 || 8.0
-
align="left" | Career
align="left" |
290 || 58 || 19.9 || .404 || .399 || .865 || 2.6 || .7 || .4 || .4 || 7.0
###@@@KEYEND@@@###

Playoffs

-
align="left" | 2004–05
align="left" | Indiana
13 || 0 || 16.5 || .413 || .400 || .444 || 2.1 || .8 || .5 || .5 || 4.0
-
align="left" | 2005–06
align="left" | Phoenix
20 || 6 || 17.7 || .341 || .308 || .846 || 3.6 || .3 || .2 || .9 || 4.3
-
align="left" | 2006–07
align="left" | Phoenix
11 || 6 || 15.5 || .528 || .444 || .818 || 1.4 || .3 || .2 || .2 || 5.0
-
align="left" | Career
align="left" |
44 || 12 || 16.8 || .402 || .377 || .761 || 2.6 || .4 || .3 || .6 || 4.4
###@@@KEYEND@@@###

Notes

External links

* [http://www.sportsstats.com/jazzyj/greats/03/jones-j.htm James Jones statistics at sportstats.com]


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