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NBA Free Agency: James Jones agrees to re-sign with Heat

Small forward James Jones [1] will re-sign with the Heat, agent Joel Bell revealed to the South Florida Sun Sentinel [2]. The contract is three years for an undisclosed value.

Jones is known for his 3-point shooting ability. He scored 5.9 points per game for Miami last season while shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc. Jones also won the 2011 NBA 3-point shootout during All-Star Weekend, beating out Celtics [3] Paul Pierce [4] and Ray Allen [5].

With Jones re-signing, the Heat will be have plenty of depth at small forward, as the team also cut a deal with Shane Battier [6] this week. Mike Miller [7] is expected to miss up to eight weeks at the beginning of the season after undergoing hernia surgery.

The Heat also agreed to re-sign point guard Mario Chalmers [8] on Friday morning, according to ESPN.com [9]. Chalmers averaged 6.8 points and 2.5 assists last season but upped his points per game to 11.8 in the NBA finals [10].