HoopsHype James Jones rumors


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At least one other Heat reserve will soon be following Harris and Pittman to Peak. James Jones has agreed to a contract with the shoe compay, according to a source, and is set to sign a contract next month. Jones is currently under contract with Nike. Udonis Haslem is currently in negotiations with Peak and could announce a deal soon. He's also in talks with Nike and Li-Ning, Dwyane Wade's new shoe sponsor. Battier, who has worn Peak shoes for most of his career, was the first player in the NBA to wear the shoes. Miami Herald

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Chris Bosh: “I’m sure I’ll be playing a lot more five. It’s kind of cool because I can say, ‘I’m the starting center for NBA champions.’’’ When Bosh said, that he changed his voice in a funny manner Heat held team a party Sunday with James Jones as roast-master. Jones' zingers for Mario Chalmers included: "Mario, we love all your technical fouls at all the wrong times." "Mario, we love your two early fouls." "Mario, we love how you call a play and then forget it by the time your dribble across midcourt." Sulia

If he refuses, he risks being castigated as someone who turned his back on the people that helped make him a success. Heat sharpshooter James Jones said he's routinely asked for four and five-figure loans. One came from someone whose brother went to school with his cousin. "I tell anyone who asks, 'Just look at me as the bank,'" said Jones, a Miami native who spent the last four of his nine NBA seasons with the Heat. "If the bank wouldn't give you the money, then I'm not going to, either." ESPN.com

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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

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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

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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

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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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