Born October 4, 1980 James Jones played in the NBA mainly as a Forward/Guard during their playing career, season(s): 2004-2017. James Andrew Jones is an American professional basketball executive and former player. He is the current general manager for the Phoenix Suns. As a player, he played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Jones was a four-year letterman at American High School in Hialeah, Florida.