MIAMI (AP) -The injury-depleted Miami Heat signed Bobby Jones to a 10-day contract Wednesday, becoming the fourth NBA team this season to put the swingman in uniform.
Jones played earlier this season for Denver, Memphis and Houston, averaging 3.4 points and 1.7 rebounds in limited action.
``We've been looking at him the whole year,'' Heat coach Pat Riley said. ``A defensive player, quick, can play both (guard and forward) spots. He just needs to break through, like a lot of these guys. Right place, right time.''
The 6-foot-7 wing player appeared in 44 games last season with the Philadelphia 76ers, and had career highs of 20 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and three steals for the Grizzlies against Seattle on Jan. 18.
Injuries have decimated Miami's roster of late, and the Heat have played their last two games with no more than eight healthy players. Jones was in Miami and eligible to make his debut Wednesday night when the Heat hosted the New York Knicks.
Jones said he's hopeful he can stay with the Heat through at least the end of the season.
``I didn't have this imagined for my second year,'' Jones said. ``But it could be worse. So I'm just trying to stay positive, stay patient and make the best of my situation. ... As crazy as this journey has been for me, I've been learning a lot of things.''
Advertisement

Top NBA Public Bets

Advertisement

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Hornets vs. Pistons Prediction The Pistons are listed as slight home favorites tonight versus the Hornets at 7:30PM ET. Will Detroit cover?
Thumbnail Struggling squads collide in Florida At 21-37, Orlando almost needs a miracle to claw back into postseason contention. Last Tuesday’s roster shakeup, though, verified that Frank Vogel’s crew isn’t...
Thumbnail Updated NBA Championship Odds Now that the NBA All-Star Game has wrapped, which team is currently favored to win this year's championship?
Thumbnail Pelicans' own Davis hopes to lead West On the heels of a rather tepid Saturday in New Orleans, can the NBA’s marquee talents bring the Smoothie King Center to life this...
Thumbnail Thompson, Irving load up for downtown duel With Stephen Curry out of the mix this time around, a lot of people feel compelled to classify the 2017 3-point contest as a wide-open affair. Klay...

NBA Team Pages