HEAT Bio: James Jones
Selected by the Indiana Pacers in the second round (49th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft…traded to the Phoenix Suns for a second-round draft choice on Aug. 25, 2005…traded to the Portland Trail Blazers along with the draft rights to Rudy Fernandez for cash considerations on July 11, 2007…signed by the HEAT as a free agent on July 9, 2008…waived by the HEAT on June 29, 2010…re-signed by the HEAT as a free agent on July 19, 2010...re-signed by the HEAT on Dec. 9, 2011.
Has appeared in 536 regular season games and has made 83 starts in his 10-year NBA career…has averaged 5.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 17.4 minutes while shooting 39.9 percent from the floor, 39.9 percent from three-point range and 85.3 percent from the foul line…has missed a total of 127 games due to injury, 10 games as a healthy scratch on the inactive list, one game for personal reasons and has been a DNP-CD on 130 occasions…has scored in double figures 118 times, including 12 games with at least 20 points (10 off the bench)…his longest streak of consecutive double-figure scoring games is five (Nov. 1-10, 2005)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on five occasions and recorded four double-doubles…has shot at least 82 percent from the foul line every season of his career but one (only had four attempts in 2012-13)…his career high for consecutive free throws made is 45 (Jan. 5-Mar. 29, 2007)…61.4 percent of his made field goals are three-pointers and 61.5 percent of his field goal attempts are three-pointers…his longest streak of consecutive games with at least one three-point field goal made is 14 and it has occurred twice (Feb. 11-Mar. 14, , 2007 and Mar. 25-Nov. 19, 2010)…has hit at least one three-pointer in a game 321 times and recorded multiple treys in 171 games…his longest streak of consecutive games with a steal is seven (Apr. 20-Nov. 12, 2005)…his longest streak of consecutive games with a block is six and has occurred twice (Mar. 28-Apr. 7, 2009 and Feb. 9-23, 2007)…has registered 25 multi-steal and 38 multi-block games…ranks among Miami’s all-time leaders in three-point field goal percentage (8th), three-point field goals made (11th), three-point field goals attempted (13th) and games played (tied-18th)…has appeared in 93 NBA postseason games (19 starts) and has averaged 4.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 15.7 minutes while shooting 42.3 percent from the floor, 40.5 percent from three-point range and 86.3 percent from the foul line…ranks ninth in games played on the HEAT’s all-time postseason list…is shooting 95.9 percent (47-49) from the foul line in postseason play as a member of the HEAT…has scored in double figures in 11 postseason contests, including one 20-point effort.
Came off the bench in all 38 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 1.6 points (.344 FG%, .500 FT%) and 5.8 minutes…missed one game due to personal reasons (Jan. 14 at Utah) and was a DNP-CD on 43 occasions…topped the HEAT in blocks twice…scored in double figures once…76.2 percent of his made field goals were three-pointers and 86.4 percent of his field goal attempts were from behind the arc…played in his 500th career game vs. Phoenix on Nov. 5…Season Highs: 14 points (at Cleveland, Apr. 15), five rebounds (at Washington, Apr. 10), three assists (twice), two blocks (twice), one steal (twice) and 28:31 minutes (at Cleveland, Apr. 15).
Saw action in 51 games (10 starts) for the HEAT and averaged 3.6 points (.380 FG%, .833 FT%), 1.0 rebounds and 13.1 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury, but was a DNP-CD on 15 occasions…finished second on the HEAT and 19th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…topped the HEAT in steals twice and minutes once…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench on seven occasions and also topped the reserves in blocks and steals five times each, in minutes four times and in assists once…scored in double figures three times…scored his 3,000th career point in the regular season finale at Washington on Apr. 26…matched his career high with six three-point field goals made vs. Detroit on Apr. 8…had 13 multi-trey games…80.7 percent of his made field goals were three-pointers and 76 percent of his field goal attempts were three-pointers…finished in third place in the 2012 Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend in Orlando…Season Highs: 18 points (vs. Detroit, Apr. 8), six rebounds (at Boston, Apr. 24), four steals (vs. Detroit, Apr. 8), two assists (twice), one block (nine times) and 32:45 minutes (vs. Toronto, Apr. 18).
Appeared in 81 games (eight starts) for the HEAT and averaged 5.9 points (.422 FG%, .833 FT%), 2.0 rebounds and 19.1 minutes…sat out one game (Mar. 10 vs. the Lakers) as a DNP-CD…ranked among the NBA leaders in three-point field goal percentage (7th) and three-point field goals made (27th)…set single-season career highs in games played and three-point field goals made and attempted…led the HEAT in games played, three-point field goals made, three-point field goals attempted and charges drawn (29)…topped the HEAT in blocks six times, in steals on four occasions and in minutes and rebounds one time each…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench a team-high 25 times and also topped the HEAT reserves in blocks and minutes 14 times each, in steals 11 times, in assists on nine occasions and in rebounds eight times…scored in double figures 13 times, including one 20-point performance…hit at least one three-point field goal in a game 59 times and hit multiple treys 37 times…84.2 percent of his made field goals were three-pointers and 82.9 percent of his field goal attempts were three-pointers…hit a four-point play with 3:16 left in the fourth quarter at Atlanta on Apr. 11, one of only three for the HEAT in 2010-11…won the 2011 Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles…Season Highs: 20 points (at Philadelphia, Oct. 27), seven rebounds (twice), three assists (at Golden State, Dec. 10), three steals (at Washington, Dec. 18), two blocks (at Houston, Dec. 29) and 35:31 minutes (at Toronto, Apr. 13).
Appeared in 36 games (six starts) for the HEAT and averaged 4.1 points (.361 FG%, .821 FT%), 1.3 rebounds and 14.0 minutes…missed one game due to injury (Oct. 30 at Indiana with an intestinal virus)…was a healthy scratch on the inactive list 10 times and was a DNP-CD on 35 occasions…led the HEAT in steals twice and in minutes and blocks once each…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench twice…scored in double figures three times…hit a four-point play with 7:02 left in the first quarter at Orlando on Nov. 25, one of only two for the HEAT in 2009-10…Season Highs: 16 points (at Orlando, Nov. 25), six rebounds (vs. Boston, Nov. 29), four assists (at Toronto, Nov. 20), two steals (twice), one block (four times) and 38:38 minutes (vs. New Orleans, Nov. 22).
Appeared in 40 games (one start) for the HEAT and averaged 4.2 points (.369 FG%, .839 FT%), 1.6 rebounds and 15.8 minutes…missed 36 games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on six occasions…missed the first 34 games of the season (Oct. 29-Jan. 7) after rupturing the extensor tendon in his right wrist during practice on Oct. 15, requiring surgery on Oct. 18…missed two games (Feb. 21-22) due to a bruised right wrist…topped the HEAT in blocks four times and in steals once…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench three times…scored in double figures six times…Season Highs: 13 points (three times), six rebounds (vs. New Orleans, Apr. 7), two assists (five times), two steals (at Detroit, Feb. 4), two blocks (at Chicago, Feb. 12) and 37:13 minutes (vs. Detroit, Apr. 15).
Saw action in 58 games (three starts) for the Portland Trail Blazers and averaged 8.0 points (.437 FG%, .878 FT%), 2.8 rebounds and 22.0 minutes…missed a total of 17 games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on seven occasions…was placed on the inactive list for five games from Nov. 19-28 with a sore left knee and for another 12 games from Feb. 4-27…ranked third in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…led the Blazers in three-point field goal percentage and ranked third in three-point field goals made…established career highs in field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage…led the team in scoring once, in steals on eight occasions and in blocks six times…scored in double figures on 21 occasions, including a pair of 20-point outings…reached the 5,000-minute mark in his career on Jan. 5 vs. Utah…Season Highs: 21 points (vs. Golden State, Dec. 12), seven rebounds (at Denver, Dec. 16), three assists (four times), two steals (three times), two blocks (three times) and 34:18 minutes (vs. Golden State, Dec. 12).
Appeared in 76 games (seven starts) for the Phoenix Suns and averaged 6.4 points (.368 FG%, .877 FT%), 2.3 rebounds and 18.1 minutes…was a DNP-CD on six occasions…made a career-high 45 consecutive free throw attempts from Jan. 5-Mar. 29, the longest consecutive free throws made streak by a player in the NBA in the 2006-07 season…ranked 47th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…ranked third on the Suns in blocked shots and fourth in both three-point field goals made and three-point field goal percentage…led the team with three four-point plays (Jan. 9 vs. Seattle, Jan. 23 at Washington and Apr. 16 at Houston)…led the Suns in steals five times and in blocks 12 times…scored in double figures 21 times, including one 20-point performance…hit at least one three-point field goal in a career-high 14 consecutive games from Feb. 11-Mar. 14…his season-high 25-point performance vs. Golden State on Jan. 7 marks the highest scoring output off the bench in his career…Season Highs: 25 points (vs. Golden State, Jan. 7), seven rebounds (vs. Indiana, Mar. 2), four assists (at L.A. Clippers, Nov. 4), three steals (at Golden State, Mar. 29), two blocks (10 times) and 32:22 minutes (vs. L.A. Clippers, Apr. 17).
Saw action in 75 games (24 starts) for the Phoenix Suns and averaged 9.3 points (.418 FG%, .851 FT%), 3.4 rebounds and 23.6 minutes…missed a total of seven games due to injury…was sidelined for four games (Dec. 12-17) with a sprained right ankle…missed a pair of games (Feb. 16-22) with a right wrist sprain…sat out one game (Mar. 6) due to a right second metatarsal phalange (toe) joint…ranked 41st in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage and tied for 41st in three-point field goals made…recorded single-season career highs in minutes played, points scored, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, total rebounds, steals and blocks and tied his career high in assists and starts…led the Suns in scoring three times, in rebounds once, in steals in eight contests and in blocks 14 times…scored in double figures a career-high 34 times, including a career-high six 20-point performances…scored in double figures in a career-high five consecutive games from Nov. 1-10…had one 20-point/10-rebound game (Apr. 17 vs. New Orleans/Oklahoma City)…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and recorded a pair of double-doubles…made at least one three-point field goal in a game 50 times and recorded multiple treys in a career-high 32 games…Season Highs: 22 points (twice), 10 rebounds (twice), five assists (vs. New Orleans/Oklahoma City, Apr. 17), four blocks (vs. Memphis, Feb. 8), three steals (vs. Golden State, Nov. 12) and 46:39 minutes (vs. Dallas, Nov. 1).
Appeared in 75 games (career-high 24 starts) for the Indiana Pacers and averaged 4.9 points (.396 FG%, .855 FT%), 2.3 rebounds and 17.7 minutes…was a DNP-CD on seven occasions…ranked 25th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…led the Pacers in three-point field goal percentage and ranked fourth in three-point field goals made…topped the Pacers in scoring once and in rebounds five times…scored in double figures 13 times, including a pair of 20-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds three times and registered two double-doubles…had one 20-point/10-rebound game (Nov. 23 vs. Boston)…recorded career highs in points (27), field goals made (10) and three-point field goals made (6) at Seattle on Nov. 28…made his first career start vs. Orlando on Nov. 20 and recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds and added three steals in 43 minutes…Season Highs: 27 points (at Seattle, Nov. 28), 12 rebounds (vs. Orlando, Nov. 20), three assists (twice), three steals (three times), three blocks (vs. Philadelphia, Apr. 15) and 44 minutes (twice).
Came off the bench in all six games in which he appeared for the Pacers and averaged 1.2 points (.222 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 0.3 rebounds and 4.3 minutes…missed a total of 66 games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on 10 occasions…sat out the first 28 games of the season (Oct. 29-Dec. 20) due to a strained left hamstring…missed 15 games (Jan. 14-Feb. 17) with a strained left gastroc…was sidelined for 23 games (Mar. 2-Apr. 14) with a left quadriceps contusion…made his NBA debut at Milwaukee on Dec. 26…scored his first NBA points on a pair of free throws at Miami on Jan. 5…Season Highs: three points (at New Orleans, Feb. 27), two rebounds (vs. New Jersey, Dec. 27), one steal (at New Orleans, Feb. 27) and eight minutes (vs. Philadelphia, Feb. 28).
2013: Came off the bench in all nine games he appeared in for the NBA Champion HEAT and averaged 1.0 points (.429 FG%, .000 FT%) and 3.6 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury but was a DNP-CD 13 times and a healthy scratch on the inactive list once…saw action in a pair of games in the Opening Round series vs. Milwaukee and was scoreless in five minutes…appeared twice in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. Chicago and averaged 1.5 points (.500 FG%, .000 FT%), 1.0 rebounds and 5.5 minutes…appeared twice in the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Indiana and was scoreless in six minutes…saw action in three games in the NBA Finals vs. San Antonio and averaged 2.0 points (.400 FG%, .000 FT%) and 4.0 minutes…2012: Came off the bench in each of the 20 games in which he appeared for the NBA Champion HEAT and averaged 2.6 points (.372 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 1.0 rebounds and 8.7 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury but was a DNP-CD on three occasions…topped the HEAT reserves in points scored and minutes played twice each and in rebounds once…saw action in four games in the Opening Round series vs. New York and averaged 2.3 points (.500 FG%, 1.000 FT%) and 5.0 minutes…appeared in five games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Indiana and averaged 2.4 points (.313 FG%, .000 FT%), 1.0 rebounds and 8.4 minutes…appeared in all seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Boston and averaged 2.7 points (.333 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 1.0 rebounds and 9.7 minutes…saw action in four games in the NBA Finals vs. Oklahoma City and averaged 2.8 points (.500 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 1.5 rebounds and 10.8 minutes…2011: Came off the bench in all 12 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 6.5 points (.471 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 2.5 rebounds and 22.7 minutes…was a DNP-CD in each of Miami’s final nine games…led the HEAT in three-point field goal percentage (.459)…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench four times and topped the reserves in minutes and rebounds twice each…appeared in all five games in the Opening Round vs. Philadelphia and averaged 7.6 points (.483 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 4.4 rebounds and 24.4 minutes…led Miami in three-point percentage vs. the Sixers…appeared in all five games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Boston and averaged 7.2 points (.450 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 1.4 rebounds and 24.8 minutes…led Miami in three-point percentage vs. Boston…recorded postseason career highs in points (25), field goals made (5), free throw made (10) and attempted (10) and three-point field goals made (5) and attempted (7) in Game 1 vs. Boston on May 1…his 25-point effort vs. Boston on May 1 set the HEAT individual postseason record for points off the bench…appeared in two games vs. Chicago in the Eastern Conference Finals and averaged 2.0 points (.500 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 0.5 rebounds and 13.0 minutes…did not see action in the NBA Finals vs. Dallas…2010: Came off the bench in the lone game he appeared in Miami’s Opening Round series vs. the Celtics and had two points in 8:37 of playing time in Game 2 at Boston on Apr. 20…was a DNP-CD in the other four games of the series…2009: Started all seven games for the HEAT in their Opening Round series vs. Atlanta and averaged 9.6 points (.531 FG%, .917 FT%), 2.3 rebounds and 33.6 minutes…his .917 free throw percentage and .500 three-point field goal percentage both set HEAT individual franchise records for a seven-game postseason series…ranked second on the team in three-point field goals made and minutes played…scored in double figures on three occasions…converted a pair of four-point plays 11 seconds apart in the second quarter of Game 4 on Apr. 27…2007: Saw action in all 11 contests (six starts) for the Phoenix Suns and averaged 5.0 points (.528 FG%, .818 FT%), 1.4 rebounds and 15.5 minutes…scored in double figures twice…started all five games in the Opening Round series against the Lakers and averaged 7.0 points (.478 FG%, .857 FT%), 1.8 rebounds and 18.8 minutes…made one start in the Western Conference Semifinal series against the Spurs and averaged 3.3 points (.615 FG%, .750 FT%), 1.0 rebounds and 12.8 minutes in the six-game series…2006: Appeared in all 20 games (six starts) for the Suns and averaged 4.3 points (.341 FG%, .846 FT%), 3.6 rebounds and 17.7 minutes…scored in double figures on three occasions…averaged 6.4 points (.400 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 3.7 rebounds and 18.9 minutes in the Opening Round series against the Lakers…made his first career postseason start against the Lakers in Game 4 at Los Angeles on Apr. 30…appeared in all seven games (two starts) in the Western Conference Semifinals against the Clippers and averaged 3.4 points (.267 FG%, .778 FT%), 3.4 rebounds and 15.4 minutes…averaged 2.8 points (.353 FG%, .667 FT%), 3.7 rebounds, 1.67 blocks and 18.8 minutes in the Western Conference Finals vs. Dallas…2005: Came off the bench in all 13 games for the Pacers and averaged 4.0 points (.413 FG%, .444 FT%), 2.1 rebounds and 16.5 minutes…topped the Pacers in three-point field goal percentage and ranked third in three-point field goals made and blocks…scored in double figures twice…averaged 5.9 points (.452 FG%, .444 FT%), 2.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 20.6 minutes in the Opening Round series vs. Boston…made his postseason debut in Game 1 at Boston on Apr. 23…averaged 1.8 points (.333 FG%, .000 FT%), 1.7 rebounds and 11.7 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Detroit…2004: Was not included on the Pacers’ postseason roster.
2011-12: Participated in the 2012 Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend in Orlando…2010-11: Won the 2011 Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.
Played four seasons at the University of Miami and averaged 11.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.57 blocks, 1.2 assists, 1.12 steals and 27.5 minutes in 122 games (89 starts) while shooting 42.6 percent from the floor, 38.3 percent from three-point range and 83.1 percent from the foul line…earned Big East All-Academic honors in each of his four seasons and was the school’s first Verizon Academic All-American as a senior in 2002-03..finished his career ranked third in blocked shots, starts and games played on UM’s all-time list and ranked 11th on the school’s all-time scoring list…started all 89 games his final three seasons and missed just one game during his collegiate career…was named Honorable Mention All Big East Conference as a senior after averaging a career-high 16.9 points and leading the Hurricanes in rebounds (6.0 rpg) and blocked shots (1.79 bpg) in 28 games…ranked among the 2002-03 Big East leaders in scoring (13th), rebounding (15th), field goal percentage (10th), free throw percentage (8th) and blocked shots (7th)…became the 25th player in UM history to surpass 1,000 points on Dec. 18, 2002 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff…was named Third Team All Big East Conference and a 2002 Verizon Academic All-District III selection as a junior in 2001-02 after averaging 12.8 points, a career-high 6.3 rebounds, a career-high 2.44 blocks, 1.5 assists, 1.34 steals and 32.8 minutes in 32 games…ranked third in the Big East and 25th in the NCAA in blocked shots in 2001-02…started all 29 games as a sophomore in 2000-01 and averaged 11.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.59 blocks, 1.2 assists, 1.17 steals and 31.8 minutes…shot a team-leading and career-high 47.1 percent from three-point range in 2000-01…saw action in 33 of UM’s 34 games as a freshman in 1999-00 and averaged 3.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 12.8 minutes.
Full name is James Andrew Jones…answers to the nicknames “JHoops” (pronounced Joops, the h is silent) and “J.J.”…he and his wife, Destiny, have a son (James Dylan “J.D.” Jones) and a pair of daughters (Jadynn Alyssa Jones and Jodie Marissa Jones)…is the son of Jennifer and Earl Harris…has one brother (Brandon Harris) and three sisters (Brittany McLaughlin, Jade Harris and Silver Harris)…graduated with a degree in finance from the University of Miami where he was a member of the National Honor Society and carried a 3.41 GPA…is the secretary/treasurer of the NBA Players Association, the HEAT’s player rep and a member of the NBAPA negotiating committee…owns an urban redevelopment company (James Jones Ventures)…established his foundation (James Jones Legacy Foundation) in the summer of 2009…his uncle, Ricky Gutierrez, is a former infielder who played 12 seasons of Major League Baseball from 1993-2004 with the San Diego Padres, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox…his aunt, Lisa Gutierrez, and his cousin, Mionsha Gay, each played basketball at the University of Miami and his aunt, Hope Jones, and his cousin, Shelnita Jackson, each played basketball at Barry University…his father, Jay Lee (Southern University), his uncle, Mitchell Lee (University of Minnesota), and his cousin, Shawn Brailsford (Marshall University) also played college basketball…enjoys fishing, bowling and waterskiing in his free time…hosted a basketball camp with his former high school coach in his hometown at American Senior High School in July 2006 and also began hosting an annual camp (JHoops Live) in his wife’s hometown of Barbados with the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association in July 2009…his favorite sport other than basketball is football and his favorite teams are the Miami Hurricanes and the Miami Dolphins…appeared as a celebrity chef on an episode of the FOX hit show Kitchen Nightmares in 2010…was a four-year letter winner at American Senior High School in Miami and was the Class 6A Player of the Year in Florida in 1999…wears size 16 sneakers.
REGULAR SEASON CAREER HIGHS:
MINS: 47, vs. Dallas (11-1-05)
FGM: 10, at Seattle (11-28-04)
FGA: 16, vs. Portland (12-6-05)
3-PT FGM: 6, five times (last: vs. Detroit, 4-8-12)
3-PT FGA: 12, vs. Portland (12-6-05)
FTM: 9, at Denver (1-10-06)
FTA: 11, at Denver (1-10-06)
OR: 5, vs. Boston (11-23-04)
DR: 12, vs. Orlando (11-20-04)
TOT: 12, vs. Orlando (11-20-04)
AST: 5, vs. New Orleans/Oklahoma City (4-17-06)
STL: 4, vs. Detroit (4-8-12)
TO: 4, two times (last: vs. L.A. Lakers, 4-8-08)
BLK: 4, vs. Memphis (2-8-06)
PTS: 27, at Seattle (11-28-04)
POSTSEASON CAREER HIGHS:
MINS: 41:57, at Atlanta (4-29-09)
FGM: 5, vs. Boston (5-1-11)
FGA: 10, two times (last: vs. L.A. Lakers, 5-2-06)
3-PT FGM: 5, vs. Boston (5-1-11)
3-PT FGA: 7, two times (last: at Boston, 5-7-11)
FTM: 10, vs. Boston (5-1-11)
FTA: 10, vs. Boston (5-1-11)
OR: 5, vs. L.A. Clippers (5-16-06)
DR: 7, two times (last: vs. Dallas, 5-30-06)
TOT: 9, two times (last: vs. L.A. Lakers, 5-2-06)
AST: 4, at Atlanta (4-29-09)
STL: 2, three times (last: at Boston, 5-9-11)
TO: 2, eight times (last: at Philadelphia, 4-21-11)
BLK: 6, at Dallas (5-26-06)
PTS: 25, vs. Boston (5-1-11)