The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have signed guard-forward C.J. Miles to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed. “C.J. is an exceptional shooter and adds versatility to our perimeter game,” said Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri. “We are excited to add a player with experience level to our core group.”
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Eric Koreen: Masai Ujiri and C.J. Miles will speak to the media tomorrow at 3:15.
Darren Wolfson: The Nets have CJ Miles on their radar once Washington matches the Porter offer sheet. #Twolves
Scott Agness: C.J. Miles returning to the Pacers remains a possibility.
Darren Wolfson: Hear one scenario Indiana is open to: taking on Aldrich + the 2018 OKC pick in a sign-&-trade for Miles. #Twolves can still be creative.
Tim MacMahon: JJ Redick’s decision will be a domino that clarifies the market for C.J. Miles. According to a source, Miles is a Plan B for multiple teams who have made Redick a priority. Miles, a versatile defender who averaged 10.8 points and shot 41.3 percent from 3-point range for the Pacers last season, has positioned himself to receive a significant raise.
Darren Wolfson: #Twolves have inquired on C.J. Miles. But sense is he’s in the Plan C or D category. Would have to miss on Redick or a PF to proceed on.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets have call planned to C.J.. Miles, per source. Expect flurry of similar calls.
Bobby Marks: Indiana had a $4m team option on Lavoy Allen that was declined. Pacers could have $27-30m in room but at the cost of J. Teague and C. Miles.
And the Pistons are interested in the 6-foot-6 shooting guard. A person with firsthand knowledge of the Pistons’ off-season plans told the Free Press this morning Miles “would be on our list.”
Scott Agness: Pacers wing C.J. Miles will not exercise his player option worth $4.8M and will enter free agency, per source. (@Chris Haynes first)
Indiana Pacers swingman C.J. Miles will decline his player option for the 2017-18 season and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, league sources tell ESPN. Miles, 30, is forgoing a salary of approximately $4.8 million in hopes of securing an extended, lucrative deal this offseason.
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July 25, 2017 | 6:31 pm EDT Update
The Brooklyn Nets have acquired guard/forward Allen Crabbe from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson. Crabbe joins the Nets after spending the first four seasons of his NBA career with Portland. In 226 games (24 starts), the 25-year-old Crabbe has registered averages of 8.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.8 minutes per game while shooting 45.6 percent from the field, 41.1 percent from 3-point range and 84.8 percent from the free-throw line.
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has re-signed forward Troy Williams. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Rockets originally signed Williams to a 10-day contract on March 10, before securing him for the remainder of 2016-17. In six games with three starts as a Rocket, Williams averaged 9.7 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 50.0% from the floor and 38.1% from 3-point range. He had a career-high 21 points while shooting 6-of-9 from behind-the-arc in his Rockets debut at Phoenix on April 2.
The drama between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving appears headed to an ugly breakup, and in this age of social media, a breakup isn’t official until the “unfollow” button is clicked. On Tuesday, NBA fans took notice to the fact that Kyrie Irving isn’t following LeBron James on Instagram. While it’s impossible to tell if Irving unfollowed LeBron without an earlier screenshot, it’s definitely suspect as Irving follows his other Cavaliers teammates.