By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: August 5th, 2014 at 7:10 pm EST
Within minutes of each other, the Cleveland Cavaliers signed two former LeBron James teammates.
First, the Cavaliers signed swingman Mike Miller to a one-year contract with a player option for the second season. Exactly four minutes later, the Cavaliers signed swingman James Jones to a one-year contract.
Miller will be paid $5.6 million this upcoming season. His contract includes a 15 percent trade kicker in case he’s dealt away leading up to the trade deadline.
It is not clear how much Jones will be making. With the Cavaliers having limited space to sign players, it wouldn’t be surprising if it was a minimum level contract.
Last season, Miller played in all 82 games and the seven postseason games for the Memphis Grizzlies. He’ll be used as a 3-point specialist off the bench.
Jones, who wanted more time last season with the Miami Heat, will be seeing limited time in Cleveland, as well. These signings were also made in case Ray Allen decides to retire and not sign with the Cavs moving forward.
The 34-year-old Miller averaged 7. 1 points and 2.5 rebounds with 1.6 assists in all 82 games. Miller will be playing his first season with the Cavaliers after previously playing for the Grizzlies, Heat, Washington Wizards, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Orlando Magic.
The 33-year-old Jones averaged 4.9 points and 1.2 rebounds in 11.8 minutes over 20 games with the Heat. It was the least amount of games that he’s played in a season since 6 games during his rookie season in 2003.
Jones spent the past six seasons with the Heat. He also played for the Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, and Portland Trail Blazers.