HoopsHype CJ Miles rumors

March 14, 2012 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Sources say the Utah Jazz are shopping C.J. Miles. The New Jersey Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves are among the teams showing interest. Twitter

Sources tell HOOPSWORLD that the Utah Jazz and New Jersey Nets have discussed deal that would swap Miles for pieces like Anthony Morrow and Johan Petro. The Nets would like to trim off as much salary as possible for the offseason, when they hope to attain the services of center Dwight Howard. Miles has an expiring deal while both Morrow and Petro have another at a combined $7.5 million. HoopsWorld

Brian T. Smith: C.J. Miles was definitely available about two weeks ago. General thought now is he's easier to move in a package deal. Twitter

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The Jazz are open to making a move before the March 15 trade deadline to improve the team, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned, but a deal isn't imminent. Utah also doesn't feel pressure to move starting big men Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap to make room for young power forward Derrick Favors and center Enes Kanter in the near future. The Jazz are still evaluating a team that has 10 contests remaining before the trade deadline, including tough home matchups against Miami and Houston, and a five-game road trip featuring contests at Dallas, Philadelphia and Chicago. Utah has lost eight of 10 and is just 6-13 since starting 9-4. However, the Jazz are only five games behind the fourth-place Mavericks in a stacked Western Conference, and Utah has not become a seller yet. Salt Lake Tribune

February 28, 2012 Updates

The Jazz remain open to moving starting point guard Devin Harris, league sources said, and reserve small forward C.J. Miles could be made available in the right situation. But Utah continues to take a long-term approach in building its team after the Deron Williams trade last February, and the Jazz won't make a move simply to pull the trigger. Salt Lake Tribune

February 27, 2012 Updates

Excerpts from an interview Wednesday with Jazz forward C.J. Miles. Miles on his interest in re-signing with Utah: If they want me back, it's obviously great and I've been here — it'll be seven years. I grew up here, basically. I learned a lot here. At the same time, if it plays out like that's not the way they want to go and something else happens – it's up in the air. This is the first year I'll be unrestricted, so maybe it'll be a little different. It's just that's the way it is. No disrespect to anybody. It's just the way it plays out. If there's a situation; if it seems like this is the place to be at that time, then I'm definitely going to be here and want to be here. I don't have any problems. I feel like I've had great times here. And if the situation is up in the air and it plays out the other way, and they decide to go in a different direction and my direction is a little different, then [it'll] work out. Like you said, it's just pretty much up in the air. It's the first year there's any real — it could go any way. Salt Lake Tribune

Miles: Every other year, I was restricted. And then this year they had my option and they picked it up, which I was very grateful for, obviously — I wanted to be here. I'm just going to continue to try to keep getting better and hopefully they want to keep me here. Salt Lake Tribune

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This is the most important offseason of Miles’ up-and-down, as-yet-unfulfilling career. Not even the NBA’s nosedive into temporary nothingness can hold him back. He has critics to defy, coaches to impress and himself to please. He’d single-handedly cut the lock that bars the league’s gates if he could. "I feel like I could start camp and it would be one of my best camps that I’ve had since I’ve been in the league, and I still have a month before we regularly start. I feel good," said Miles, whose $3.7 million one-year team option was picked up June 29 by the Jazz. Salt Lake Tribune

So did his body fat. Miles’ weight was recorded at 232 pounds during training camp for the 2010-11 season. By the time a chaotic year was over, he was up to 238. He then moved above 240 after the Jazz’s exit interviews were complete. By comparison, New York small forward Carmelo Anthony stands two inches taller than Miles at 6-foot-8, but weighed 230 last season. "I don’t think I need to be that big, because I’m already a big guard as it is," said Miles, who doesn’t plan to play overseas next year unless the NBA season is canceled. "I don’t think I need to be 235 to play my position." Salt Lake Tribune

August 28, 2011 Updates

Miles will likely only play overseas if an extended lockout forces the cancelation of regular-season games, since he is entering a contract year. He has lost a considerable amount of weight via summer workouts and is shooting for an ideal range of 220-225 pounds when training camp opens for the 2011-12 season. Miles weighs 229 now, and weighed nearly 240 at the end of the 2010-11 season. “I can stay strong and be small,” Miles said. “It’s just losing anything I don’t need.” Salt Lake Tribune

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C.J. Miles is sticking around. The Jazz picked up his $3.7 million team option for the 2011-12 season on Wednesday. He would have become an unrestricted free agent if Utah declined the option. "Thank all the fans for the support and the organization for belief that [I] can help this team. ... Now I'm back to work," Miles said on his Twitter account. Salt Lake Tribune

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