Heat re-sign James Jones

The Miami Heat announced today that they have re-signed forward James Jones. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are happy to bring back James Jones, whose abilities on and off the court epitomize what the Heat organization stands for,” said Heat President Pat Riley. “He is a consummate professional and a proven three-point threat that will help stretch the floor. As our roster fills out, his ability to shoot the ball will be a valuable asset to our team.”

Jones has appeared in 366 career games (65 starts) over seven seasons. During his NBA career, with four different teams, he has averaged 6.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 18.9 minutes, while shooting 39.8 percent from the field, 39.5 percent from three-point range, and 86.1 percent from the foul line. He has scored in double-figures on 101 occasions, and has shot at least 82.0 percent from the foul line every season of his career.

During the last two seasons with the Heat, Jones appeared in 76 games (seven starts), averaging 4.1 points, 1.4 rebounds and 14.9 minutes, while shooting 36.6 percent from the field, 37.6 percent from three-point range and 83.1 percent from the foul line.

Jones originally signed with the Heat as a free agent on July 9, 2008. He was waived by the club on June 29, 2010.