According to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal, the Cleveland Cavaliers have signed free agent James Jones to a one year deal for the minimum. Jones, who spent the last six seasons with the Miami Heat, is primarily a shooter. For his career, Jones is a 40.3 percent shooter from 3-point range. With the Heat last season, Jones only played in 20 games, six of which he started.
The Cavs' initial interest in Jones was reported before LeBron James decided to return to the Cavaliers. At 6'8", Jones should provide depth at the small forward position. He is also insurance in case free agent Ray Allen decides to retire or sign with another team. It was reported earlier today that Allen was deciding between the Cavaliers, Rockets and retirement. According to Fox Sports Ohio's Sam Amico, the Cavaliers would still like to sign Allen. The Cavs' cap space is dwindling after signing Mike Miller, but Cleveland could sign both Jones and Allen to the minimum.