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June 22, 2012 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Last night, Mike Miller and James Jones both said they'll contemplate retirement. Miami may have some roster spots to fill this offseason. Twitter

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HEAT forward James Jones noticed a change of James from earlier in the series as well. “To be able to play the game the way he played it, you can’t have these huge emotional swings, those big highs and lows,” Jones said. “You could tell he was a little more focused because of the magnitude of this one. Even in the huddles, he had this energy, this activity. He was upbeat like there was no question he could play every minute and every second if we needed him to. Very few guys can do that. He’s one of them. That’s what makes him who he is.” HoopsWorld

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The Blazers locker room had McMillan detractors previously during the coach's seven seasons in Portland. But there was always someone -- be it James Jones, Joel Przybilla, Brandon Roy or Juwan Howard -- to extinguish the fires and remind teammates that personal agendas never trump the team. It's why I cornered LaMarcus Aldridge shortly after McMillan was fired. I told him that I was disappointed in him. I said that part of the responsibility of being a star is leading. I expected him to tell Felton to zip it when the point guard was making his poisonous locker room rounds. I expected him to tell Crawford to quit worrying about where he was playing and focus on how he was playing. As not only a star but an All-Star, it was his job to get guys focused on the team. Oregonian

April 22, 2012 Updates

Miami guard James Jones said he will appeal his flagrant 2 foul on Thursday against Chicago that led to his first career ejection. “Of course, I’ll appeal,’’ Jones said. “But it’s over and done with and the refs made the ball and I’ll live with it… I’ll always try to see if maybe under review (from the NBA office), maybe they’ll see it a different way… My reputation is what it is. There’s no malicious intent. I never intentionally try to injure someone severely.’’ Sulia

Miami Heat player rep James Jones called it a “distraction’’ and didn’t want to offer an opinion on whether union president Derek Fisher should be removed. “It’s a distraction, and it’s something that should be handled internally,’’ Jones said. “Unfortunately, it’s out in public. So as much as possible you just try to shift the focus on this great product of the NBA that’s coming to a close (in the regular season).’’ Sulia

April 20, 2012 Updates

Dwyane Wade had a good quote on James Jones ejection: “I didn’t see it. (But) I didn’t see Noah walking away holding anything. You see a player get hit and he’s talking right back, you don’t think it’s quote, unquote, vicious, from what they said. But it was their (the refs’) call to make and they made the call.’’ Sulia

April 2, 2012 Updates

I brought my theory to someone with a much more refined basketball mind than my own, Shane Battier, who raised some interesting counterpoints. LeBron at the point could work for stretches, he said, but playing that way consistently would test Miami's bench -- and LeBron's physical stamina. Also, such a lineup requires a 3-point shooter to space the floor. Ideally, that would be Mike Miller, who is currently listed as "questionable for the rest of his natural life" with another injury. "For us, I think we'd have to be fully healthy with Mike Miller," Battier said. "I think he's sort of the key to that lineup. We could do it now, but I think our depth would be tested. With Mike Miller, I think we're a little more flexible with another handler. We could do it with James Jones to a lesser extent. That would entail somewhat of a shift in the rotation." CBSSports.com

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When the league and union finally came to an agreement on how to settle their revenue differences, it's almost as if they then plotted how to soak every least bit of revenue out of fans. A competition driven schedule? Not this season. A money-driven schedule? "It came down to that," said Heat forward James Jones, secretary-treasurer of the National Basketball Players Association. "You don't get paid unless you play games. And having already missed a good portion of the season, the players felt that it was up to each individual player to be professional and maintain a level of conditioning and health and strength so that we can play as many games as possible." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"I mean 66 games is a lot of games," Jones said. "However, those guys that properly prepared are in better condition and those guys that didn't are struggling a little right now." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

December 28, 2011 Updates

The Miami Heat have released a 2011-2012 introduction video set to the tune of Kanye West's "All of the Lights". It's pretty incredible and almost defies explanation, but we'll give it a shot anyway. The one-minute spot features LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and company bouncing their hands and shaking their moneymakers as psychedelic graphics spin around them. Wade is dressed in a white suitcoat, James a green sweater, and Bosh dons a striped sweater. Things get cooky when Shane Battier shows up in double popped collars, James Jones in a scarf, Mike Miller in a jean jacket and cargo shorts. The Heat dancers also make a mandatory appearance. There are goofy faces, shoulders that are dusted off and some flexing. It ends with the tagline, "Let's Go Heat." This baby has it all. CBSSports.com

December 9, 2011 Updates

The Heat agreed to re-sign wing James Jones and point guard Mario Chalmers on the heels of adding wing Shane Battier and center Eddy Curry on Thursday. The final details of all the contracts are being worked out but the Heat are believed to be able to structure the deals to allow them to make all the signings without having to use the amnesty clause on Mike Miller. ESPN.com

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