LeBron’s Finals Streak Could Be In Jeopardy As The Team May Not Re-Sign James Jones
The Eastern Conference just got that much more interesting as we may witness the end of LeBron James’ impressive NBA Finals streak as we know it.
Sources told Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com that the Cleveland Cavaliers do not plan to re-sign veteran small forward James Jones—although Jones’ agent insisted no final decision has been made.
Jones has been LeBron James’ teammate for the past seven seasons—four years in Miami and three in Cleveland—which means he has been a part of the impressive seven consecutive NBA Finals appearances.
“I told J.J. as long as I’m playing, he’s going to be around,” James said, according to a 2015 story from ESPN. “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.”
Jones averaged eight minutes (and 2.8 points) in his 48 appearances last year.