James Jones Re-Signs with Cavaliers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

August 2nd, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »
One of the Cleveland Cavaliers' key leaders is back in the fold for 2016-17, as forward James Jones signed a one-year deal to return to the team.

The Cavaliers announced the news on Wednesday. 

“We’re very happy to have James back with the Cavaliers,” said Cavs G.M. David Griffin via NBA.com. He added:

He is a Champion in every sense of the word and his leadership and professionalism over the last two years have translated with our team in many different ways that have helped us reach our goals. ‘Champ' delivers a clear reflection of what success at the highest level should embody and his contributions and commitment to our team are something we need and appreciate greatly.

Shams Charania of The Vertical reported on Tuesday the contract is worth $1.55 million. 

The 35-year-old Jones played sparingly for the Cavs last season, as he appeared in just 48 regular-season games and averaged 3.7 points in 9.6 minutes per contest.

He also averaged 0.5 points in 4.6 minutes per game in 12 playoff appearances en route to the Cavaliers winning their first NBA title.

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