Report: James Jones agrees to join LeBron James in Cleveland
The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a one-year deal with Miami Heat forward James Jones after LeBron James convinced his former teammate to join him in Cleveland, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.
The agreement was first reported by James Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal, who says the deal is worth the league minimum and hasn't been signed yet.
James Jones had offers from GS, WAS, NO & Miami (of course), but prodding from LBJ won the day. @JasonLloydABJ 1st reported Cavs agreement.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 16, 2014
Jones is the second former Heat player to agree to join LeBron in Cleveland this week, after Mike Miller agreed to a two-year deal with the team on Tuesday. Jones and LeBron spent the last four seasons as teammates in Miami.
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The 33-year-old Jones is a career 40.3 percent shooter from the perimeter, including making 51.9 percent of his 54 attempted threes last season. He averaged 4.9 points and 1.2 rebounds per game in 2013-14.
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