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CJ Miles
CJ Miles
Position: G
Born: 03/18/87
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $4,394,225
Q: You brought up something interesting: ‘The Roy Hibbert situation and how it was perceived.’ How do you think it was perceived? CJ Miles: I just think people kind of look at it, like (the Pacers) thought so terribly of him, like, ‘We threw him away.’ I don’t think that’s the case. The team decided they wanted to play a different way. They felt like he wasn’t going to benefit from it and obviously we weren’t going to benefit from it. So, why would you put him in a situation where he couldn’t be himself or be a good basketball player? Or a better basketball player? … I loved playing with Big Dawg. He did a lot for the team and before that everybody knows his success with the identity of the team. (But) with the identity changing, for him to be able to continue to be Big Dawg, it wouldn’t be as effective in up-and-down type of play because that’s not the way he plays.
Q: All emoji jokes aside and the Clippers sending out those emojis to show they’re serious about pursuing DeAndre Jordan, were you in contact with David or Roy during this period? A: I had dinner with Roy in L.A. earlier, before the trade. We don’t get together to talk about that stuff but we sat down, had dinner, had some laughs. I haven’t talked to D West at all through the summer. But I wish the same for him. I wish the best for him. He made a decision based on what he felt and that’s all you can really ask. I think sometimes it’s not fair when the players use the business side to benefit themselves (and) people look at it like it’s crazy. “Why would you do that? Why would you do this?” But when it happens from the other side, everybody’s like, “Well, it’s a business.” It’s a business on both sides and he decided for himself that it was a better fit for him to be somewhere else. Obviously, it’s in a pure state because he took a large pay cut so if that doesn’t tell you something of what he stands for and what he’s trying to do, I don’t know what does. He was great to play with last year.”
The All-Star break is generally a time for players to get a brief respite from the grueling grind of the NBA season. Most players take the opportunity to enjoy a few days free from any serious commitment. Pacers swingman C.J. Miles, however, used the break to make the biggest commitment of all. Miles proposed to his girlfriend, Lauren Smith, while the two were on vacation in Cancun. Last night, following the Pacers’ first practice after the break, a beaming Miles spoke in great detail with the media about his proposal and the weeks of preparation that went into it.