HEAT Player 2010: James Jones

  • Position: Forward | Height: 6'8" | Weight: 215
  • Years Pro: 7
  • Birthdate: : 10/4/80 (Miami, FL)
  • High School: American Senior (Miami, FL)
  • College: Miami


  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

    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.

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

    Has appeared in 366 regular season games and has made 65 starts in his seven-year NBA career…has averaged 6.4 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 18.9 minutes while shooting 39.8 percent from the floor, 39.5 percent from three-point range and 86.1 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 and has been a DNP-CD on 71 occasions…has scored in double figures on 101 occasions, including 11 games with at least 20 points (nine of which have come off the bench)…his longest streak of consecutive games scoring in double figures is five (Nov. 1, 2005-Nov. 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…his career high for consecutive free throws made is 45 (Jan. 5, 2007-Mar. 29, 2007)…55.3 percent of his made field goals are three-pointers and 55.8 percent of his field goal attempts are from three-point range…his longest streak of consecutive games with at least one three-point field goal made is 14 (Feb. 11, 2007-Mar. 14, 2007)…has hit at least one three-point field goal in a game 226 times and recorded multiple treys in 118 games…his longest streak of consecutive games with a steal is seven (Apr. 20, 2005-Nov. 12, 2005)…his longest streak of consecutive games with a block is six and has occurred twice (Mar. 28, 2009-Apr. 7, 2009 and Feb. 9, 2007-Feb. 23, 2007)…has registered 19 multi-steal and 35 multi-block games…has appeared in 52 NBA postseason games (19 starts) and has averaged 5.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 18.9 minutes while shooting 42.1 percent from the floor, 40.2 percent from three-point range and 81.9 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures in 10 postseason contests…in his 19 postseason starts he has averaged 7.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 25.5 minutes while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor, 46.2 percent from three-point range and 91.9 percent from the foul line.

    2009-10 SEASON:

    Appeared in 36 games (six starts) for the HEAT and averaged 4.1 points (.361 FG%, .821 FT%), 1.3 rebounds, 0.5 assists 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 at least one three-point field goal in a game 24 times and hit multiple treys eight 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).

    2008-09 SEASON:

    Appeared in 40 games for the HEAT (one start) and averaged 4.2 points (.369 FG%, .839 FT%), 1.6 rebounds, 0.5 assists 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 regular 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…hit at least one three-point field goal in a game 19 times and had multiple treys in a game 10 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).

    2007-08 SEASON:

    Saw action in 58 games (three starts) for the Portland Trail Blazers and averaged 8.0 points (.437 FG%, .878 FT%), 2.8 rebounds, 0.6 assists 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 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…made at least one three-point field goal in a game 41 times and recorded multiple treys in 27 contests…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).

    2006-07 SEASON:

    Appeared in a career-high 76 games (seven starts) for the Phoenix Suns and averaged 6.4 points (.368 FG%, .877 FT%), 2.3 rebounds, 0.6 assists 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 in 12 contests…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…made at least one three-point field goal in a game 51 times and recorded multiple treys in 25 games…his season-high 25-point performance vs. Golden State on Jan. 7 marks his 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).

    2005-06 SEASON:

    Saw action in 75 games (24 starts) for the Phoenix Suns and averaged 9.3 points (.418 FG%, .851 FT%), 3.4 rebounds, 0.8 assists 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 career highs in minutes played, points scored, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, three-point 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…had a career-high 13 multi-block 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).

    2004-05 SEASON:

    Appeared in 75 games (career-high 24 starts) for the Indiana Pacers and averaged 4.9 points (.396 FG%, .855 FT%), 2.3 rebounds, 0.8 assists 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)…hit at least one three-point field goal in a game 40 times and recorded multiple treys 15 times…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 against 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).

    2003-04 SEASON:

    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 16 games (Jan. 14-Feb. 20) 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).

    NBA PLAYOFFS:

    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, 0.7 assists 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 in Game 4 on Apr. 27…2007: Saw action in all 11 postseason 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 postseason 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 seven-game 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 Semifinal series 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 six-game Western Conference Finals series vs. Dallas…2005: Came off the bench in all 13 postseason games for the Pacers and averaged 4.0 points (.413 FG%, .444 FT%), 2.1 rebounds, 0.8 assists 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…in the seven-game Opening Round series vs. Boston he averaged 5.9 points (.452 FG%, .444 FT%), 2.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 20.6 minutes…made his postseason debut in Game 1 at Boston on Apr. 23…averaged 1.8 points (.333 FG%, .000 FT%), 1.7 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 11.7 minutes in the six-game Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. Detroit…2004: Was not included on the Pacers’ postseason roster.

    COLLEGE:

    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.

    PERSONAL:

    Full name is James Andrew Jones…answers to the nicknames “JHoops” (pronounced Joops, the h is silent) and “J.R.”…is launching his own website which is scheduled to be up and running by the fall of 2010…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…lists his mother as the person that made a difference in his life because she gave up her aspirations to take care of him…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…he chose his major because of his love for numbers…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…shot a PSA for Tobacco Free Florida in 2008 to encourage people not to use tobacco products and incorporates that message when visiting schools to speak with kids…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 locally 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, three times (last: vs. Memphis, 4-15-08)
    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: 3, five times (last: at Golden State, 3-29-07)
    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:   4, eight times (last: vs. Atlanta, 4-27-09)
    FGA:  10, two times (last: vs. L.A. Lakers, 5-2-06)
    3-PT FGM: 3, four times (last: vs. Atlanta, 4-27-09)
    3-PT FGA:  5, two times (last: vs. L.A. Lakers, 5-2-07)
    FTM:  8, vs. Atlanta (4-27-09)
    FTA: 9, vs. Atlanta (4-27-09)
    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, two times (last: vs. L.A. Clippers, 5-16-06)
    TO: 2, seven times (last: at Atlanta, 4-29-09)
    BLK:   6, at Dallas (5-26-06)
    PTS: 19, vs. Atlanta (4-27-09)