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C.J. Miles to sign with Cleveland Cavaliers

Aug 3, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

C.J. Miles, Randy Foye, DeAndre Jordan AP

C.J. Miles was being courted by a few teams to be a backup swingman — including the Mavericks, Rockets and Lakers — but he tweeted out on Friday that he has chosen the Cleveland Cavaliers.

According to Brian Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune this is a two-year deal.

One key reason he likely made this call was minutes. Miles, just 25, averaged 9.8 points per game last season in Utah but on 38.1 percent shooting — both of which were steps back from his production in previous seasons. With that, his minutes dropped with the Jazz and he was expected to move on.

With Cleveland he should get plenty of run as they will start likely Omri Casspi at the three and they are up in the air with free agent Alonzo Gee. They have Dion Waiters to play some two, but there should be plenty of minutes available out on the wing.Well, there are minutes so long as Miles performs and puts up numbers (and plays defense, Byron Scott demands it). There may even be starters minutes if someone wants to grab them.

  1. loungefly74 - Aug 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    well…can’t blame the guy, probably got more $$$ in Cleveland…

    • dal24la - Aug 4, 2012 at 1:54 PM

      young players like money and PT.
      Miles would get neither behind Kobe on the Lakers bench.

  2. spencera5 - Aug 3, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    As a jazz fan I will not miss him at all! One of the most inconsistent players in the NBA!

  3. paulhargis53 - Aug 3, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    I thought he was locked in with the Lakers? I mean, who wouldn’t want to play with Kobe?**

    ** Sarcasm intended.

    Barborosa will sign elsewhere too.
    The Lakers bench will freaking stink this year too.

    • ljl2 - Aug 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM

      Barbosa has already said he was interested in Cavs, too…

  4. lakerluver - Aug 3, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Yeah, go to the Cavs for more playing time instead of to the LAKERS for the chance to play in the Finals.

  5. paulhargis53 - Aug 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    You and your fellow buttheads said everyone wanted to play with Kobe.

    You also already had these 2 penciled in on the bench.

    It’s great watching this stuff happen. The bench was, and will continue to be this team’s kryptonite. Couldn’t happen to a better fanbase.
    Then you look at the Celtics, they are having to turn away good players because they are too deep.

    Why isn’t LA after Pietrus? Oh yeah, they think they can get players to play for the minimums, because, you know, its LA, and Kobe…….that’s more sarcasm

    • lakerdownunder - Aug 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

      That’s right I remember the Celtics turning away Ray Allen. Good move

  6. spencera5 - Aug 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    As a jazz fan I won’t miss him at all! He is one of the most inconsistent players I have ever watched!

  7. lakerluver - Aug 3, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Dude, you are an idiot! Freakin STEVE NASH literally begged his agent and the Suns for the chance to play in L.A.!!! Nash could’ve gone to several contenders and started!! Antoine Jamison couldn’t stop praising the LAKERS and Kobe. Those are two veteran players that were both highly coveted!! Your hatred for the LAKERS clouds your logic and makes you come off as dumber than you actually are.

    • ljl2 - Aug 3, 2012 at 4:47 PM

      let me know how you feel about Jamison come New Years…

  8. lakerluver - Aug 3, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    Plus, my prediction is Jason Richardson will be backing up Kobe after the D12 deal goes down. I imagine you’re shaking in your green thigh high go-go boots at that prospect, huh, @paulhargis53??!!!

  9. tampajoey - Aug 3, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Good signing for the Cavs. Omri Casspi should not start. Was beyond awful last season.

    Now sign Alonzo Gee!

  10. lakerluver - Aug 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Just because Jamison didn’t work out in Cleveland doesn’t mean he won’t work out in L.A. After all, we’re talking bout Cleveland for goodness sakes!! The LAKERS franchise seems to bring out the best in players.

  11. paulhargis53 - Aug 3, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Yep, it brings out a team that is 1-8 in the last 2 playoff series they played.

    Id like you to meet lakerluver, the most delusional fan on the net…….and it ain’t even close!

  12. paulhargis53 - Aug 3, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Nash has his family in Arizona. That played a big part, if nit the biggest part in him going to the Lakers.

    Jamison, highly coveted?! Are you serial?

    I’ve met some homers in my time, but wow.

    I never thought id ever type this, but you make Packer fans look reasonable by comparison.

    • lakerdownunder - Aug 3, 2012 at 7:01 PM

      How’s Ray Allens love of the celtics coming along?

  13. lakerluver - Aug 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Dude, you make an uninformed comment and then try to justify it!! My point is, if Nash thought Kobe was such a terrible teammate why would he go to L.A. to join Kobe’s team, dunce?! As for Jamison, I bet you Boston could’ve used him. However, he had no desire to sign there. See, that’s why after Pierce and KG retire Boston will return to irrelevancy. Unlike the LAKERS franchise, the C’s can’t attract free agents. KG will be the last elite free agent Boston will see in a long time.

  14. lakerluver - Aug 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    1-8, yes. However, the LAKERS are winners of the 2 of the last 3 titles, clown. And if Bynum had been healthy they would’ve won in 2008 too!!

  15. lakerluver - Aug 3, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Oops, 2 of the last 4 Finals!!

  16. lakerluver - Aug 3, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Hahaha, good one, @lakerdownunder!!

  17. paulhargis53 - Aug 3, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    What part of close to home dont you get? If you had your kids in Arizona, and you had your choice of New York or LA, its common sense to choose LA. Jesus youre a knucklehead.

    Boston did not need, nor never pursued Jamison. They had Wilcox and Green coming back, @ much better and younger than Jamison. They also drafted Sullinger and Have Pierce and Bass.
    There isnt any room for him. He’d be in the same boat as Collins on the Celtics, yet hes the Lakers top reserve? Wow, that bench is going to stink!!!

    No FA’s huh? The Jet signed there, I bet you could use a guard on that horrific bench, couldnt ya?
    Lee wanted to play for Doc too. so much so, that the sign and trade brought him there. Wilcox and Green chose to resign there. But, yeah they cant attract free agents. You are such an idiot.

    Keep crowing about a title from 3 years ago….good God. Your team has been irrelevant to the title picture since 09, bounced in the 2nd round. By the way, you really crying about Bynum in 08?

    Perkins was hurt in 09, didn’t play in game 7……..get over it.

    Down under…..The Celtics are a better team w/o him. Something your buddy here posted on another thread, but yeah, good one.

    Let me lay this down for you chapter and verse one last time, so you get it.

    Once KG is gone, I could care less about the Celtics, do you get it? Probably not, I’m guessing you have a hard time grasping tying your shoes.

  18. rodge1 - Aug 3, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    (0 of last 2 titles)

  19. pop562 - Aug 4, 2012 at 1:33 AM

    Who has the most championships this century…seems like it’s the Lakers hands down…who went to more finals in this century…oh yeah, the Lakers. Notice the pattern. Yeah once the Lakers retire Kobe , the lakers will rebuild again in free agency. When Kobe does retire, that will clear up about $29 million in cap space so the lakers will have money to sign players.

  20. saintlaron - Aug 4, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    They will likely start Casspi? What on gods green earth would have you to even consider typing such nonsense. Clearly you’re not familiar with Cleveland basketball this past year if you think that scrub is starting over C.J. Miles.

    • Kurt Helin - Aug 6, 2012 at 11:12 AM

      I got that out of Cleveland sources.

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