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The Cavaliers will re-sign veteran forward James Jones to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million, according to league sources.
Jones is 6-foot-8 and has played both forward positions off the bench for the NBA champion Cavs. He turns 36 years old in October and averaged less than 1 point in 12 playoff games last season.
Still, Jones’ nickname is “Champ,” as he is close with Cavaliers star LeBron James and viewed within the organization as a positive locker room presence.
He has played two seasons with the Cavs, including 48 regular season games in 2015-16. He averaged 3.7 points on 41 percent shooting.
Jones and James spent several seasons together with the Heat — with James recently referring to Jones as “my favorite player of all time.”
Just last season, James said: “I told J.J., as long as I’m playing, he’s going to be around. He’s not allowed to stop playing basketball. So I’m going to make sure I got a roster spot for him. I love him. He’s the greatest teammate I’ve ever had.”
James and shooting guard J.R. Smith remain unsigned.