"You want me to take the time to count 'em?" - Jalen Rose when asked how many of his Raptors teammates were question marks.



Back to Player Index     -     Click for a random player

 
James Jones - SF/PF, 6'8, 215
Cleveland Cavaliers - Signed as a free agent in August 2014
       Date of birth: 10/04/1980
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 49th pick, 2003
     Out of: Miami (FL)
  NBA Experience: 13 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:


   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010
2010-08-12

James Jones's weird contract saw the final three seasons guaranteed for only $1,856,000, $1,984,000 and $2,112,000 respectively, for a total of $5,920,000. If Miami cut him, that's all they would have owed him, a significantly lesser amounted than the $14,910,000 they would have owed him had they not waived him before July 1st. Miami tried to trade this contract so that they could owe him nothing at all, yet there were no takers, and so they ended up waiving him.

However, rather than paying Jones $5,920,000, they instead paid him only $4,920,000. In a bid to open up more cap room, Miami co-erced Jones into giving up a million dollars of what they owed him; they did this by agreeing to pay him what they owed him in one lump sum. The two most important rules with buyouts are that;

a) the amount of money that the team pays the player is that amount that is charged to the cap,

b) the amount that is charged to the cap is spread evenly amongst all remaining guaranteed compensation on the contract.


However, that doesn't affect how the money itself is paid out. Players and teams can pretty much do what they want in that regard. Put more simply, what you see on a team's salary cap chart (such as the one above) is not always what is actually paid out. Jones's incentive to give up $1 million was to turn three years of small checks into one big fat $5 million one that he could have instantly; Miami's incentive to cut him that check was to to reduce Jones's cap hit and open up more cap space. Using rule (a) above - whereby the distribution of the buyout amount must be equal to the distribution of guaranteed compensation in the original contract - Jones's cap hits became $1,544,172, $1,650,667 and $1,757,161 respectively, thereby opening up $311,828 in 2010 cap room for Miami.

[read full post]

   The playoffs are about to start, and yet the Cavaliers are already blowing it
2017-04-13

[...] Instead, they got more shooters. They gave more roster spots to LeBron’s friends, heaped up on wings, left themselves without a tertiary playmaker, trusted Chris Andersen’s knees would suddenly lose ten years of wear and tear, and brought back pretty much the same already-aging unit as last year, except this time without any backup point guards or centres. They entered the season with little rim protection, with Channing Frye at backup centre, with no backup point guard except a young Kay Felder who they promptly did not trust with rotation minutes, and ultimately put themselves in a situation where Kyle Korver, Richard Jefferson and James Jones took up three roster spots to do pretty much the same thing.

[read full post]

   A History Of Cheesy And/Or Terrible Commercials Featuring NBA Players
2010-02-03

99) Another fake commercial, this time featuring Pat Burke, Steve Nash, James Jones, Alvin Gentry and Leandro Barbosa:



[read full post]


Cleveland Cavaliers


Players - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - Y - Z

Note: Non-US teams that the player has played for are, unless stated otherwise, from the top division in that nation. If a league or division name is expressly stated, it's not the top division. The only exceptions to this are the rare occasions where no one league is said to be above the other, such as with the JBL/BJ League split in Japan.


Follow this site on: