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Cleveland Cavaliers re-sign forward James Jones

Posted at 6:07 PM, Aug 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-03 18:07:05-04

Forward James Jones has been re-signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers, General Manager David Grffin announced on Wednesday from the Cleveland Clinic Courts. 

“We’re very happy to have James back with the Cavaliers,” Griffin said. “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.”

The Cavs said Jones, who stands 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 218 pounds, spent the last two seasons with Cleveland after originally signing as a free agent with the team on Aug. 5, 2014.

Last season, Jones appeared in 48 games for the Cavaliers. He shot a .394 from the three-point line and .808 from the free throw line. 

The 13-year NBA veteran has played in 661 regular season games with Miami, Portland, Phoenix, Indiana and Cleveland.