James Jones, center, and Mike Miller know what it takes to be NBA champions. Miller and Jones won NBA championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013. This week they both signed deals with the Cleveland Cavaliers where they hope to add another ring to their collection with their former teammate LeBron James, left.
The team officially introduced Jones and Miller at a press conference today in Independence, Ohio.
On Monday, Dallas Mavericks free agent Shawn Marion had dinner with the Cavaliers coach David Blatt and GM David Griffin in Cleveland.
And there is talk that Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love might be traded to the Cavs for #1 overall NBA draft pick Andrew Wiggins.
A team roster boasting LeBron, Kyrie Irving, Love, Anderson Varejao, Marion, Miller and Jones will be very difficult to beat.
A 14-year veteran, Miller has played Orlando, Memphis, Minnesota, Washington and Miami. He’s averaged 11.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Miller gives the Cavs a needed outside shooting threat and a player who knows how to get open for James.
Last season, Miller connected on 46 percent (107-233) of his 3-pointers with the Grizzlies.
Jones, too, can shoot. He has made 40 percent of his career 3s and won the league’s 3-point shootout at the 2011 All-Star game.