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 MIAMI (AP) -James Jones has signed a five-year contract with the Miami Heat, giving the swingman an opportunity to play for his hometown team starting next season.
Jones, a South Florida native who played at the University of Miami, made 291 shots from 3-point range over the past three seasons while playing for Phoenix and Portland. The forward opted out of his deal with Portland earlier this offseason, and the Heat quickly showed interest, offering a deal that will pay him $4 million next season.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel first reported terms of the agreement.
Jones shot a career-best 44 percent from 3-point range last season, giving Miami a dimension it wanted to add this summer. The Heat shot only 36 percent from 3-point range as a team this past season.
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