Heat Add Another Free Agent

by July 18, 2010
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D.A. broke the news: “A league source says that the Miami Heat have convinced forward James Jones — who they just bought out two weeks ago to clear additional cap space for LeBron James and Chris Bosh — to return to the Heat next season. Terms of the new deal were not immediately available. Miami bought out the final three years of Jones’s five-year, $23 million deal, paying approximately $1.8 million to Jones this year to get out of the rest of his old deal, which would have paid him $4.65 million next season. The savings gave the Heat enough cap space to convince James and Bosh to take less than maximum deals to join Dwyane Wade next season. The 29-year-old Jones had played his last two seasons in Miami but was injured for large stretches of the last two seasons.”