Cavs introduce Mike Miller and James Jones
Posted Wednesday, August 6th 2014 @ 12pm
The Cleveland Cavaliers and General Manager David Griffin introduced free agents Mike Miller and James Jones today as new members of the organization.
"The first thing we talked about (this offseason) was shooting," Griffin said. "We talked about basketball IQ, we talked about toughness, we talked about fit. These gentleman here represent all of those things."
The following is part of a Cavs press release.
Miller, a 14-year veteran, has played in 913 career games (553 starts) with averages of 11.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 29.1 minutes for Orlando, Memphis, Minnesota, Washington and Miami. He won two NBA championships (2012, 2013) and appeared in three NBA Finals (2011-2013) as a member of the Heat. He captured the 2005-06 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award and was selected as the 2000-01 Rookie of the Year after being drafted fifth overall in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Magic.
Miller ranks among the NBA’s most prolific shooters with top 20 career NBA rankings in several categories, including career three-point percentage (.409) and 1,531 made three-point baskets. The 6-8, 218-pound guard has hit at least 70 treys in 12 of his 14 seasons and topped 100 three-pointers eight times in his career. He has shot at least .400 from three-point range in nine different seasons.
Jones is also a prolific shooter with a career three-point percentage of .403. Both were teammates with LeBron James in Miami.
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