Miami native Jones happy to be home ....

Miami native Jones happy to be home ... with Heat

There are 21 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jul 14, 2008, titled Miami native Jones happy to be home ... with Heat. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

James Jones didn't care how the deal came together, only that it did. So Monday, when the Miami native formally was introduced as the latest member of the Heat, the 3-point specialist out of the University of ...

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“something something darkside”

Since: May 08

Leicester England

#1 Jul 14, 2008
there were banana hammocks everywhere!
Franco

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Jul 15, 2008
One of the better moves that Reilly made, along with picking Beasley..........
hello odom

Seoul, Korea

#4 Jul 15, 2008
I think Wade is openly lobbying for trading Marion for Odom....It makes sense....Odom is a creator and a rebounder and too unselfish...just perfect for Wade who is a great passer and a ball hog himself. Odom would love to create and pass off to Wade to get the glory. And Heat needs some 6'10 players not all these 6'7 guys. Wade, Odom, Beasley, Chalmer, Jones would fit like a glove. Wade the hog and the showboat with the big heart to take on the challenge of taking the big shot, Odom the rebounder, creator, defender, pass, and shoot, Chalmer as another creator and shooter, and Jones the ultimate space stretcher with 3 pointer. And they would be able to run or play half court as fit. And Beasley would be all around scorer. All the heat would need is a defender like Pistons had with Wallce who couldn't make a basket the size of Michigan Lake. Wade is better than any Piston, Beasley is better than Prince, maybe, jones can shoot, Odom would cancel out Rasheed with his offense, though Rasheed is a monster. Of course, Big Shot is better than Chalmers. Still, it wouldn't be outclassed too much. And heat has haslem, Cook, Wright, Blount. which is not a bad group. They just need identity. If they get Odom, all this team needs is a big guy, a big defender, and a veteran scorer off the bench. I would not worry about the point with Banks, Chalmers, and Wade, and Quinn as an insurance. Get Odom!
VOR

United States

#5 Jul 15, 2008
Love Odom but you say he is a defender? Come on now ...

but i'd take Odom over Marion any day of the week. Never should have sold our soul to the devil for the cancer that is shack.
hello odom wrote:
I think Wade is openly lobbying for trading Marion for Odom....It makes sense....Odom is a creator and a rebounder and too unselfish...just perfect for Wade who is a great passer and a ball hog himself. Odom would love to create and pass off to Wade to get the glory. And Heat needs some 6'10 players not all these 6'7 guys. Wade, Odom, Beasley, Chalmer, Jones would fit like a glove. Wade the hog and the showboat with the big heart to take on the challenge of taking the big shot, Odom the rebounder, creator, defender, pass, and shoot, Chalmer as another creator and shooter, and Jones the ultimate space stretcher with 3 pointer. And they would be able to run or play half court as fit. And Beasley would be all around scorer. All the heat would need is a defender like Pistons had with Wallce who couldn't make a basket the size of Michigan Lake. Wade is better than any Piston, Beasley is better than Prince, maybe, jones can shoot, Odom would cancel out Rasheed with his offense, though Rasheed is a monster. Of course, Big Shot is better than Chalmers. Still, it wouldn't be outclassed too much. And heat has haslem, Cook, Wright, Blount. which is not a bad group. They just need identity. If they get Odom, all this team needs is a big guy, a big defender, and a veteran scorer off the bench. I would not worry about the point with Banks, Chalmers, and Wade, and Quinn as an insurance. Get Odom!
KazHoshay

Staten Island, NY

#6 Jul 15, 2008
Lue is doing us a big favor by not coming to the Heat. At his best he was barely OK, now he is washed up over the hill.
KazHoshay

Staten Island, NY

#7 Jul 15, 2008
If we can get Odom for Marion, we must grab him. Like Riles I love a big man who can handle the ball. Also it would make having a true PG less of a problem. Wade, Odom, Chalmers & Beasley are all good ball handlers.Getting Odom sounds really exciting, the only missing piece would be getting back Mr. Clutch James Posey.
gatordude

Pompano Beach, FL

#8 Jul 15, 2008
Jones is a very good pickup. He wants to be here, will work hard, and is an excellent teammate on and off the court. He fills a role (3-point shooter) that desperately needed to be filled. I also think his overall game will be much better than people expect. One last thing: he agreed to have his contract structured in such a way as to minimize its impact on our free agency moves in 2010. Team first player - yea mon!
fanfromafar

Israel

#9 Jul 15, 2008
DWade is right, deal the Matrix for Odom and everyone will be happy. Is $17.8 mil enough to cover LO and Chris Mihm?
genius

Canaan, CT

#10 Jul 15, 2008
Marion for Odom? Ok!
now how about Haslem plus (Davis or
Wright) plus Blount for Caron?
BACK TO THE FUTURE:
Wade-Odom-Butler as before
J.Jones is "D.Jones for 3"
Beasley/Chalmers are the magic ingredients 04 team lacked to go all the way...
ODOM/NEW CTR/ANTHONY/+ZO IN FEB?
BEASLEY/ODOM/wright?
BUTLER/JONES/wright/davis?
WADE/COOK/davis?
BANKS/CHALMERS/QUINN
juice

United States

#11 Jul 15, 2008
why would anyone want Marion at $17 million?

the only tougher sell would be Shaq or Marbury.
juice

United States

#12 Jul 15, 2008
the last thing the Lakers need is a guy like marion. they need a tough defensive minded forward.

Beasley is over rated.
genius

Canaan, CT

#13 Jul 15, 2008
r u serious juice?
marion is one of best defensive
sf in nba and best rebounding sf.
he's exactly what lakers need.
can play the 4 too.
what they don't need odom/gasol combo
especially with Bynum back.
Galakirigans

Werndorf, Austria

#14 Jul 15, 2008
juice wrote:
why would anyone want Marion at $17 million?
the only tougher sell would be Shaq or Marbury.
riles was able to trade fat $20 millions - guess he is able to do it again with marion

Since: Mar 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Jul 15, 2008
TRADE HASLEM, KEEP MARION!! PLEASE! WE ARE GOING TO BE SICK AS A RUNNING TEAM. MARION IS A BETTER PF THAN HASLEM. BYE BYE HASLEM...
susejk1

Riverside, CA

#16 Jul 15, 2008
Lo+ mihn for marion makes sense
for both teams I dont understand what are they waiting for. It makes the lakers better but it makes the heat a playoff team with wade/odom,beasley,mihn and james, and if it doesnt work out they could always go after a good free agent in 2009, and if the lakers win a championship MR. BUSS will give marion an extension he is looking for.
almost quinns agent

Warsaw, IN

#17 Jul 18, 2008
just make sure that chris quinn is in uniform on opening night

the man Quinn rocks

he is a beast

he eats nails for breadfast

he can kick your ***

he can make threes blindfolded with his left hand

shaq's wife wants him

star jones wants him

they have offered him a starring role in csi miami

he beat the **** out of the ND starting offensive line when he was in south bend

he's worth every penny
Go Iverson 3

Toronto, Canada

#21 Jul 20, 2008
Jones is a mediocre player and he always well be till he retires so he is OK and im just going have to say it was a ok deal

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

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#22 Jul 20, 2008
VOR wrote:
Love Odom but you say he is a defender? Come on now ...
but i'd take Odom over Marion any day of the week. Never should have sold our soul to the devil for the cancer that is shack.
<quoted text>
That cancer got You the only title the heat had and help you get rid of Brian Grant, so be happy.

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

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#23 Jul 20, 2008
genius wrote:
r u serious juice?
marion is one of best defensive
sf in nba and best rebounding sf.
he's exactly what lakers need.
can play the 4 too.
what they don't need odom/gasol combo
especially with Bynum back.
Not really the Lakers could use Odom as well with Gasol and Bynum in the line up.

Odom is players that doesn't demands his shot and can work without the ball, now with Bynum, Pau and Kobe he doesn't need to be a 20 pts player.
But his rebounds and passing can be very useful and as 6'10 SF he could create all type of issues on D for the other SF the league.

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

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#24 Jul 20, 2008
Galakirigans wrote:
<quoted text>
riles was able to trade fat $20 millions - guess he is able to do it again with marion
ha ha good point, don' forget he was able to get You Shaq for Brian grant...lol

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