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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:39 am | Updated: 9:39 am, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The Suns are waiting for Joe Johnson to clear his physical exam with the Atlanta Hawks so they can try to complete a deal to land James Jones in a deal with Indiana, a league source said Wednesday.

Jones is a backup off-guard who is a restricted free agent.

The Suns would use about $2 million of the $6 million exception to the salary cap they gained in the Johnson trade to acquire Jones.

Also, Wednesday, the agent for Michael Finley confirmed the free agent off-guard is considering the Suns, Miami and San Antonio and should have a decision by next week.

Henry Thomas also said money "is a factor" in the decision.

The Suns have slightly more than $1 million, a veteran’s exception to the salary cap, to offer Finley. The Spurs can offer about $2.5 million while the Heat have a midlevel exception of about $5 million.

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