James Jones signs with Cavaliers

James Jones is following LeBron to Cleveland.  (USATSI)
James Jones is following LeBron to Cleveland. (USATSI)

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The Akron Beacon-Journal reports that the Cavaliers have agreed to terms with veteran forward James Jones, adding the long-time LeBron James teammate to add some experience on the wing.

The Cavs announced the deal officially on Wednesday.

James joins Mike Miller as former Heat players to follow James to Cleveland after he chose to go home to the Cavaliers last week. On a roster that features five of its top seven players under the age of 25, they need veterans to help compete immediately. Jones didn't establish himself last season for Miami, however, despite the loss of Miller. Jones can still shoot but is limited athletically.

What he does provide is a great locker room voice and a leader to help mentor the young Cavs, and someone James can trust. Jones averaged 4.9 points on 46 percent shooting last season for Miami.

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