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The 3-point specialist breaks a substantial sweat, not knowing if his services will be used. And the 12-year veteran surprisingly likes it that way. "I never go into a game with the expectations of playing," Jones said. "I actually prefer not to be told [I'm playing] because I approach it all the same. "If coach throws me in the game for 10 or 15 minutes, I'm a professional athlete. I should be able to do that. I don't tailor or taper back my game-day routine just because I'll be playing. That to me, would kind of eliminate the consistency that I need to do my job." Cleveland Plain Dealer

December 4, 2014 Updates

More than a decade later, Miller is no longer the slashing playmaker of his NBA youth. He’s now the smooth-shooting veteran on the revamped Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s a role he’s seemingly been preparing for his entire career: to be there at the right moment for the right shot or the right words. Wherever Miller has played, he has been a friend to the stars — and the scrubs, executives, coaches, and everyone in between. “He has the unique experience of playing in every situation,” said James Jones, a fellow Heat-to-Cavaliers transplant. “He’s been on rebuilding teams. He’s been on championship teams. He’s been on contending teams. He’s been a starter. He’s been the sixth man. He’s been out of the rotation. He’s been injured. He’s bounced back and came back. Every player in this league can relate to him on some level. That’s tough to find because you find that a lot of guys spend most of their time on the extremes. They’re either major rotation guys [who] get a lot of opportunities or they’re fringe guys that are grinding every day to maintain a position in the league.” Grantland

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Cleveland's James Jones, who happens to serve as the secretary-treasurer of the National Basketball Players Association, says he doesn't support the reduction of minutes being that it will have a negative effect on the reserve players. "The structure of the games, the amounts of minutes that are played are working condition issues for us because it limits how much time our guys actually have to work," Jones told Northeast Ohio Media Group. "It's a major concern for us because there is an attempt, or at least an examination to see whether or not you limit the minutes of the games. And that has a direct impact on player's opportunities to work and to provide for themselves." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Jones elaborated on how the reserves would be impacted. "If there's 44 minutes in a game and teams decide to play their starters the same exact way, you limit four minutes a game from a reserve," he explained "If you extrapolate that over a course of a season, you're talking 328 minutes. That's a lot when you're talking about value. I think anytime you start talking about shortening games, extending games, there has to be a thorough conversation between the league and the players. Limiting minutes has a bigger impact on reserve players." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Mike Miller and James Jones came to Cleveland to help LeBron James win an NBA title. They hope Ray Allen joins them. Miller and Jones were introduced Wednesday by the Cavaliers, who remain interested in signing Allen, the most prolific 3-point shooter in league history. Jones, who won two NBA titles as James' teammate in Miami, said he recently spent time with Allen in Connecticut. Jones said he would love to play with Allen again, but doesn't know if the 39-year-old will play another season. USA Today Sports

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Hours from NBA players voting for a new union executive director, the National Basketball Players Association's executive committee had a strong message to deliver. The search to replace Billy Hunter, who has fired during All-Star weekend in Houston in 2013, was thorough, according to NBPA secretary-treasurer James Jones "The search process was extremely efficient, extremely thorough and timely," Jones told USA TODAY Sports. "Not only did we have an expanded search committee input and involvement, we had had the opportunity for our players to engage in the interviews with a high-level of focus. USA Today Sports

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David Aldridge: Sources indicate the Cavs are also in pursuit of free agent James Jones, who can stretch the floor--& just happens to be LeBron favorite. Twitter @daldridgetnt

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