Small forward James Jones has reached an agreement on a one-year deal to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources informed Northeast Ohio Media Group.
The contract, according to one source, is for the veteran’s minimum. The paperwork was faxed Thursday to Jones, who is in Florida with family. The contract is expected to be signed and finalized as early as Friday.
Jones, 34, appeared in 57 games for the Cavaliers last season and averaged 4.4 points while shooting 36 percent from 3-point range. Last week in Las Vegas at the Players Awards Show,*he told NEOMG, “I’ll be back in Cleveland for sure.”
He’s one of the veteran players LeBron James trusts and vouched for in the summer of 2014. He’s a rock inside the locker room, and his long-range catch-and-shooting ability blends well with Cleveland’s cast of talented players.
The addition of Mo Williams, Richard Jefferson along with Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith and Matthew Dellavedova — assuming they’re back – will dramatically enhance the Cavaliers’ second unit this upcoming season.