The reason that Austin Croshere's contract is so high is because the year he was going into his free-agencey and that is the season the Pacers went to the finals. Austin had a great run through the playoffs that year and Walsh felt the need to offer him alot of money so he would stay. I think the same thing may be happening with James Jones' contract. Now, it is not going to be even close to the extent of what Cro got. James emerged last season after the brawl in Detriot. The reason he emerged was because of the lack of man power after the suspensions. He did do a great job last season and could very possibly become a very valuable player. I am just not sure if he is going to be worth the money he will be given. I am not saying it is impossible, I am just wondering how will people look at him if he gets a good sized contract and busts.