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Byron Scott is pretty pumped about C.J. Miles on Cavaliers

Aug 23, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

Utah Jazz forward C.J. Miles reacts as Miami Heat forwards Udonis Haslem, left, and LeBron James walk off the court at the end of the second half of their NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah Reuters

We’re bringing you a few Cleveland Cavaliers notes… because it’s August and we need things to write about. After this we’ll wait until Kyrie Irving does something interesting again.

Cavaliers coach Byron Scott was asked about the acquisition of C.J. Miles and apparently the two have a mutual admiration society going on. Miles said he came to Cleveland in part because Scott sold him on fit.

Scott told the Akron Beacon Journal he was pumped to have Miles on the team (via SLAM):

“I just thought he has so much left in him basketball-wise and it’s really untapped,” Cavs coach Byron Scott said Tuesday at the team’s charity golf outing at Firestone Country Club. “There are so many things he can do on a basketball court. I thought he’d be a great fit for us.”

Miles and rookie Dion Waiters will split time at the wing, and if you want a dark horse in that race watch and see if Kelenna Azubuike gets healthy.

Two other notes:

• Dion Waiters was a little pudgy and not terribly impressive at Summer League in Las Vegas. But Scott had this report for the Beacon-Journal.

Scott said he is in much better physical shape after watching him play. “I had a lot of guys who were up there playing come up to me and make comments about how good they thought he looked,” Scott said. “He’s on his way. He told me he’s in good shape, but I told him, ‘You’re not ready yet.’ ”

• Remember that Kyrie Irving had hand surgery this offseason, but he is expected to be fine by the start of training camp. Just something to watch.

  1. dls612 - Aug 23, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Scott will bring out the best in this kid. Maybe another Eddie Jones type player?

  2. coldyron - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Profootballtalk writes articles about Jacksonville without complaining. Hardballtalk writes about the Astros. If you aren’t able/willing to cover the entire NBA without complaining about it maybe someone else should take over the blog.

  3. unxpexted1 - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    i’d be excited too, he’s quite possibly the second best player on the squad

  4. spencera5 - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    if cj miles is the second best player on this team I feel very bad for the Cavs, he is the most inconsistent players ever, and his defense is miserable. I’m glad he is gone from Utah!

  5. dysraw1 - Aug 23, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    i really want the cavs to have all the success a franchise can have building around solid draft picks, find good role players. this team and its recovery from the terrible blow dealt in 2010 i very much would like it if these guys made the second season

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