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Pacers reach four-year deal with C.J. Miles

Jul 2, 2014, 3:41 PM EDT

C.J. Miles

The Pacers are adding shooting. today

That started with signing European stretch four Damjan Rudez earlier on Wednesday, and now the Pacers have reached a deal with C.J. Miles, something first reported by Candice Buckner of the Indianapolis Star. This is a four-year, $18 million deal according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

You want confirmation? How about Miles’ twitter feed.

Miles can sign the contract and make it official when the moratorium ends July 10.

Miles, a nine-year NBA veteran, shot 39.3 percent from three last season in Cleveland and that’s why the Pacers picked him up. He’s not going to give them a lot beyond that, but shooting is what the Pacers want.

This makes things interesting for the Pacers and Lance Stephenson. He didn’t like their five-year, $44 million contract offer but with these couple of moves (and pushing up on the luxury tax line that the Pacers will not cross) there is no wiggle room for Indiana.

The word out of Indiana was that team president Larry Bird had a number for Stephenson and he wasn’t moving off it. That seems to be the case. The question is will any other team step up and give Stephenson more? Not right now, but that could change when some teams strike out with Carmelo Anthony or other free agent targets.

  1. phillycannon - Jul 2, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Instead of signing shooters, they need to sign some people who have heart!!! One of the softest team in the league with good talent.

    • bball242322 - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:33 PM

      David West’s heart would eat you. Call him soft

      • phillycannon - Jul 3, 2014 at 2:10 PM

        If you look at my comment, it said “some” people……. genius! Now if you want me to call him that….sure I will, not a problem. He is soft too. Been soft since Xavier. Honestly….sports players are the biggest b%$ches. If you dont believe, go back to the Heat and Knicks playoffs in the 90’s.

        There are few players that have heart in the league, and the Pacers had them Years ago with Artest and Jackson.

  2. rexgrossman8 - Jul 2, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Don’t why Stephenson turned down ~$9M per (~$5M after taxes). That’s a lot of Taco Bell Quesaritos.

  3. money2long - Jul 2, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    If any of u know cj miles he’ll probably buy 100 more sneakers after signing.

    • anelegantman - Jul 2, 2014 at 11:01 PM

      Well we won’t be crying about CJ leaving us in Cleveland tootles Bye

  4. jetsfaninindy - Jul 2, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    That a quality signing. Nice knowing you Lance.

  5. losangelesbillsofbuffalo - Jul 2, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Good pickup, dude can rain buckets.

  6. campcouch - Jul 2, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Indy signed two shooters. Did Larry Bird just wish Lance good luck in Philly?

  7. metalhead65 - Jul 2, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    welcome to Indy new guys now you might want to get your spot on the bench picked out early and get it decorated the way you want because your coach does not like guys who were brought to score,it’s all defense all the time with this guy so my advice if/when you get into a game is shoot early and often because you will not be on the court long enough to get into a rhythm under vogel unless Bird has ordered him to adjust his system and change his ways this could be another wasted contract just like copeland was last season.

    • bkbell3 - Jul 3, 2014 at 12:53 AM

      I agree metalhead, they wasted copeland. He can shoot the 3 or pump fake and get to the rim or dish it off and he can work in the post and rebound some. His defense is average but as a knick fan i was hoping he would get some run and show what he could do. The knicks sat him most of the time there and when he played he was effective. Woodson was joke with his rotations.

  8. bparmalee - Jul 2, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Don’t my Pacers already have a “CJ Miles” and his name is Chris Copeland? Get a PG please!!

  9. 2016olympics - Jul 2, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    If the Pacers end up letting Stephenson walk b/c he’s asking too much, they only have themselves to blame after this signing.

    • johnc44 - Jul 2, 2014 at 5:37 PM

      As a Pacers fan i would like to keep Stephenson but i wouldn`t give him everything at the expense of making these other moves that are needed.
      Lance has the ability to be a All Star caliber player but he also has the ability to blow up a locker room.And if he doesn`t listen to anybody when he`s broke who will he listen to when he has 50-60 million guaranteed?Because while he has All Star ability he has just as much chance of being the next Stephon Marbury or Gilbert Arenas too.I think they will release Sciola and give Lance 5 years 50 million but if he doesn`t take that they will let him walk.If he goes to a bad team with no structure he will be out of the league before the end of the contract.

  10. Mr. Wright 212 - Jul 2, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Bye Lance.

  11. clevelandrox - Jul 2, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Pacers need a floor general…they should try everything in their power to acquire Rondo..

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