James Jones Hits the Free Agent Market

The Miami Heat’s sharpshooter opted out of his current deal, making James Jones a free agent: “Saying he merely was looking to ‘find the best situation for me,’ Miami Heat forward James Jones confirmed Wednesday to the Sun Sentinel that he has decided to opt out of the 2011-12 season on his contract. Jones, however, stressed that the decision was not in response to being benched for the final nine games of the playoffs, including all six games of the NBA Finals, which the Heat lost to the Dallas Mavericks. ‘If anything,’ Jones said, ‘making it to the Finals is an enticement to stay.'”