As expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers will reportedly bring back veteran free agent forward James Jones.
It’s a one-year pact at the vet’s minimum with the 34-year-old.
The Cavs are still negotiating with free agents Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith and Matthew Dellavedova.
Per the NEOMG:
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 said, “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.