CLEVELAND — James Jones played with LeBron James on two NBA championship teams in Miami. He hopes to win a third with “The Chosen One” in Cleveland.
Jones agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract Wednesday, according to multiple reports, giving the Cavaliers another veteran sharpshooter to come off the bench.
The 6-foot-8 small forward ranks 29th in NBA history with a .403 career 3-point percentage, but only appeared in 20 regular-season games — making 28 threes in 54 attempts — with the Heat last winter.
Jones will provide depth for Cleveland after averaging 4.9 points and 1.2 rebounds last year, his sixth in Miami.
The 33-year-old Miami native was on the fringe of the rotation in 15 playoff games, shooting .469 on 3-pointers and logging a total of 126 minutes.
Jones is strictly a spot-up shooter at this stage of his basketball life, only making 48 two-point baskets over the past five seasons, compared to 250 from beyond the arc.
A second-round pick by the Pacers in the 2003 NBA Draft, Jones has played for Indiana, Phoenix, Portland and Miami.
Cleveland agreed to terms with small forward Mike Miller Tuesday on a one-year contract with a player option for a second. He ranks 18th all-time with a .409 3-point percentage, and was a Heat teammate of James and Jones from 2010-2013.
The additions of Miller and Jones are unrelated to the status of shooting guard Ray Allen, who is debating whether to retire or join them with the Cavaliers.
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