HoopsHype CJ Miles rumors

July 1, 2014 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: In pursuit of shooting, Pacers pushing to use $2.1M exception on free agent guard C.J. Miles, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Clarification: Indiana has its full mid-level of $5.3M to use for free agent C.J. Miles, or to use in part with another player. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Cavaliers free-agent guard C.J. Miles will meet with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, a source involved with the negotiations has told FOX Sports Ohio. Miles, 27, spent the previous two seasons in Cleveland after playing his first seven years with the Utah Jazz. He averaged 9.9 points in 51 games this past season, but missed the final two months with a severely sprained ankle. FOXSports.com

April 12, 2014 Updates

His 3-point percentage declined in each of his final five seasons in Utah, but he re-established himself as a consistent 3-point shooter in Cleveland. He made a career-high 126 3-pointers last season and will finish this season shooting a career-best .393 from deep. He is open to returning next season, but hasn’t had any formal talks yet and doesn’t believe the injury will affect summer negotiations with the Cavs or any other team. “I didn’t break something or tear something. It just took time [to heal],” Miles said. “I’ll be perfectly fine by the time I had to go take a physical. “We haven’t had any conversations [about returning], but I don’t feel like they’re kicking me out the door at all. I know what that feels like. I definitely don’t get that vibe.” Akron Beacon Journal

His two minutes on the floor at the end of the West Coast trip last month only reaggravated it because he wasn’t really ready to return. The team shut him down completely for a week after that failed attempt. Miles said the bruising around the ankle has slowed his return. His aggressive rehab worsened the bruising, he said, because he was pushing it three or four days ahead of schedule. “I’ve got a certain amount of time before it fatigues because it’s not strong enough yet,” Miles said. “Now that the swelling is down, I’m getting the motion back. But I don’t have the strength to do what I need to do on a basketball court, especially as a guy who moves around a lot. It’s not like I’m standing around. I wouldn’t be able to help my team unless they told me to just stand in the corner all the time and play four-on-five.” Akron Beacon Journal

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Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade: With C.J. Miles not ready to return, it appears #Cavs coach Mike Brown pondering starting rookie Sergey Karasev instead of Dellavedova Twitter @PDcavsinsider

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"Things happen. We're able to talk amongst one another. You can have a disagreement. That's very much OK. It's not against the law. But the whole thing about it is, if you're going to have a talk or any conversation, a resolution should be the reason for having it in the first place. That was the whole reason why we called the meeting, had the discussions. I like the place that we're in right now.'' Miles said it was too soon to tell if the meeting really helped, but he sensed that it did. "We talked about what we wanted to do and what we wanted to continue to try to do as a team -- just the little things we felt we needed to put out on the table…and what we can do to get everybody on the same page all the time,'' he said. "That was pretty much it. Guys basically agreed to what we wanted to do and we're just going to keep moving forward.'' Asked if he thought the team was good going forward, he smiled and said, "100 percent.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

November 11, 2013 Updates

Miles is off to the best start of his career, averaging over 13 points per game and supplying Mike Brown with a potent shooter to surround Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Jarrett Jack. The Cavaliers held an option on the final year of Miles’ deal this season, but exercising it was a formality and he’s cozied into playing part in the team’s core. “I’m comfortable here,” Miles told RealGM. “100 percent, we can keep growing. My first few years I didn’t even play, so I don’t got a lot of miles on me, no pun intended.” RealGM

“I could see a lot of potential with the guys we have on this team,” Miles said. “A lot of youth. I’ve been around, but I’m 26 so I still fit in with the youth movement. I also have a little bit of experience playing on playoff teams, playing deep in the playoffs, and actually playing minutes and playing a role. RealGM

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The Cavs own a team option on swingman C.J. Miles' $2 million contract for next season. It's not cut-and-dry that they pick it up, like once thought. News-Herald

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As for next season, when the Cavs hold the option, all indications are that he will return. And if he doesn’t, he has at least positioned himself more favorably with a productive season, compared to his below-average performance last season. “If they decide that I’m not part of what they want to do here, I think I’ll be fine come summertime given the way I played this year,” Miles said. “Hopefully I’m still here with these knuckleheads.” Akron Beacon Journal

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