July 28, 2003
Cleveland, OH.--For the third time in five years, Camilla native Jumaine Jones will have to get used to a new city and new surroundings after being traded tonight to the Boston Celtics.
Jones, an unrestricted free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers, is headed to Boston in exchange for point guard J.R. Bremer and center Bruno Sundov.
The Cavaliers are expected to make an official announcement of the deal tomorrow, since paperwork was not filed in time tonight with the league. It's the second time the Cavs have worked a trade involving the former University of Georgia and Mitchell-Baker standout. Jones was well on his way to Sacramento last season, but the trade fell through when point guard Mateen Cleaves failed his physical.
Originally drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 1999, Jones was immediately sent to Philadelphia, where he spent two years before being traded to Cleveland. The forward averaged just under 10 points a game for the Cavs this past season.
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