Dec. 25, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward Mike Miller (right) and small forward James Jones (left) are seen before a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

James Jones, Mike Miller Reunited with LeBron in Cleveland

The Cleveland Cavaliers officially signed James Jones and Mike Miller yesterday, reuniting LeBron with two of his favorite players from his tenure in Miami.

Miller, who last played with LeBron James during the Miami Heat’s 2012-2013 championship campaign, turned down $12 million to join forces with the King (look for the Mike Miller feature tomorrow morning).

Jun 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Mike Miller (13) shoots a three-point shot over San Antonio Spurs point guard Gary Neal (14) during the second quarter of game seven in the 2013 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

During that run he played in the fewest minutes of his career, but shot 41% from three-point land and started in the final four games of the 2013 Finals, where he shot an incredible 61% from downtown.

Most recently, he put together an impressive season with the Memphis Grizzlies last year that was highlighted by appearances in 82 games (the most since his rookie season) and almost 46% shooting from beyond the arc (his best since ’09-’10).

Apr 26, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Mike Miller (13) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Caron Butler (2) during the second half in game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum. Oklahoma City Thunder beat Memphis Grizzlies 92 – 89. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

As for James Jones, the majority of his time in Miami was either spent on the bench or in garbage time. However, with the absence of Miller this past season, LeBron frequently requested Jones’ playing time be increased during the postseason because of his ability to shoot the three ball.

Apr 2, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (left) and forward James Jones (right) talk in the second half of a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 96-77. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

As a result, Jones appeared in 15 games during the postseason (the most since ’11-’12) and hit roughly a three per game (the most since ’10-’11) while averaging eight minutes a night (the most since ’11-’12).

All in all, Jones and Miller add veteran leadership and more threats from three-point land.

This allows the floor to be spaced, and gives LeBron multiple options to utulize on the offensive end.

With two former Heat teammates of James’ locked in, only one piece remains to solidify the veteran presence and give Cleveland unlimited options from beyond the arc.

I’ll give you a hint, he’s hit the most threes in NBA History.

Who knows,  if he joins maybe he will do something like this in Cleveland.

Where’s Jesus Shuttlesworth when you need him?

Jun 15, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat guard Ray Allen (34) arrives at the stadium prior to the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game five of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Hopefully, on his way to The Q.

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