LeBron James was successful in recruiting two of his favorite Miami Heat teammates, Mike Miller and James Jones, to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Miller let it be known during his introductory press conference LeBron’s determination to win a championship for the Cavaliers is a big reason why the two shooters joined James.
From Tom Withers of the Associated Press:
“I think his passion for wanting to bring a championship back here to Cleveland drives him more than anything,” he said. “It’s one of the reasons me and James are sitting up here and we’re excited to be here. That’s one of the reasons, because he’s driven to do that and that’s exciting. For as much as he’s given us, for us to be a part of this and hopefully help him do what he wants to do would be awesome.”
Miller spent three years in Miami with James from 2010-2013 before he was amnestied by the team following its second consecutive championship. Jones has spent the past four seasons with LeBron and made it clear he’s excited to continue with playing with the superstar forward.
“It’s great,” Jones said. “I relish the opportunity to play with LeBron once again and the chance to play with Kyrie because as a shooter that’s what you want, you want good looks. Sometimes the looks can be too open, it gives you too much time to think, but we’ll live with those problems. “
This past season, Miller averaged 7.1 points on 48.1 percent shooting from the field for the Memphis Grizzlies and Jones averaged 4.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting from the field.