Cavs News: James Jones, Mike Miller Officially Sign with Cavaliers

Cavs News: James Jones, Mike Miller Officially Sign with Cavaliers

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Today was signing day in Cleveland, as Mike Miller and James Jones officially became members of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Miller’s agreement with the Cavs is a 2-year, 5.5 million dollar deal, including a player option for the second year of the contract. Miller averaged 7.1 points a game last season and played a key role in the Memphis Grizzlies success down the the stretch.

Miller left money on the table, turning down a larger contract from the Denver Nuggets to join LeBron James in Cleveland in hopes of winning another NBA championship.

But Miller wasn’t the only former Miami Heat sharpshooter the Cavs signed today, as James Jones also signed a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum of 1.45 million dollars. Much like Miller, Jones spurned other teams clamoring for his services for the chance to reunite with James, his former teammate and close friend.

Jones seldom saw the court last season, which could have been a big reason why he chose to left Miami. When given opportunities to succeed, Jones can be a major scoring threat from the outside.

I even remember asking myself in 2010, LeBron’s first season in Miami, “Does this Jones guy ever miss?”

Shooting was a major weakness for the Cavaliers last season, and the team did a nice job filling the void this offseason. Between second-round pick Joe Harris, Jones and Miller, the Cavs will finally have some viable perimeter threats shooting the basketball.

With the Andrew Wiggins trade hanging above the team’s head, it’s impossible to know how the roster will shape up come training camp. But regardless of who is moved between now and then, Cleveland has made sound moves this offseason to solidify the holes it had to address.

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Matt is a junior communication student at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Florida for school in 2011. He has written for the school publication "Eagle News" for the past year as the women's basketball beat writer and as a featured columnist. He has also produced FGCU basketball games for ESPN3. If he's not playing sports, you're likely to find him watching sports, talking sports or writing about sports.


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