Ranking 10 worst Pacers starters of the Reggie Miller era: 3. James Jones
James Jones is most well-known for his time with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers or, more specifically, his time as a teammate of LeBron James.
He won three championships, all of which were with James, as he was a part of the two titles James won in Miami as well as the championship he won with the Cavaliers.
However, just like Erick Dampier, Jones actually started his career with the Indiana Pacers. They selected him with the 20th pick in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft.
Jones only appeared in six games during his rookie season but turned into an everyday player in his sophomore year, playing in 75 games and starting 24 of them.
That said, Jones was particularly great that season. In 17.7 minutes of playing time per contest, Jones averaged 4.9 points and 2.3 rebounds while shooting 39.6% from the field and 39.8% from distance.
After his second season with the Pacers, Jones was traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a second-round pick which turned into Mike Taylor, a guy who never ended up in Indiana.
Jones churned in an impressive NBA career spanning 14 years. He even won three titles. But his time with the Pacers wasn’t ideal.