Thursday , Feb , 01 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Eddie Jones returns to Heat; Shaq and LeBron back in action

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Eddie Jones, who played five seasons with the
Heat, returned to Miami on Thursday after signing a contract, two days
following his release from the Memphis Grizzlies.

In 29 games this season, Jones has averaged 5.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and
1.1 assists.

Jones was acquired by Memphis from Miami in a five-team trade in August of
2005. In 104 games with the Grizzlies, Jones averaged 10.1 points, 3.3
rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

Through 872 career games, Jones has tallied 15.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.1
assists per game.

The Heat also waived guard Robert Hite on Thursday.

Two prominent players also returned to the lineup on Thursday, as the Heat
hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers. Miami center Shaquille O’Neal, who sat out the
last two games because of a calf injury, started. Cavaliers forward LeBron
James, who had missed two of the last three contests due to a sprained right
big toe, also started.