Is James Jones properly appreciated by Heat?

Q: Got a stat for you: Miami is 8-0 when James Jones takes a least one shot, 0-4 when he doesn't. Don't you think it shows how much better LeBron James and the team play when there's a shooter on the floor? -- Adrian.

A: Hmm, I looked it up and you're right. That's not to say that they won because James was shooting or even operating as a decoy. And James almost always gets his shots because of others, be it off dribble penetration or out of double-teams. What it says is that the Heat need a shooter on the floor, but that shooter might soon instead be Mike Miller.

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