Heat waive Jones in salary-cap move

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat have made center Joel Anthony a qualifying offer, announcing the move shortly after waiving forward James Jones in a salary-cap related decision.

Anthony's hold on the Heat salary cap will be $1.06 million, which is $175,000 more than he made last season. By making him a restricted free agent, Miami would have the right to match any offer from another team.

Jones had a contract that was partially guaranteed through Wednesday for $1.9 million. After that, it would have been worth $4.6 million, but Jones agreed to spread the total buyout over three years and therefore free up about an extra $400,000 off Miami's cap for 2010-11.

Jones averaged 4.1 points in 36 games this past season. Anthony appeared in 80 games, blocking a team-best 109 shots.