NBA Rumors: Why the Cavaliers Would Be Smart to Sign C.J. Miles
He wouldn't instantly turn them into legitimate playoff contenders, but the Cleveland Cavaliers should strongly consider C.J. Miles.
According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, Miles is set to travel to Cleveland for a two-day visit in the near future.
Miles would be an intriguing addition to the Cavaliers' roster for a few reasons.
First, he's a seven-year NBA veteran but is only 25 years old; his legs are fresh, and there's plenty of good basketball in front of him.
On a team with 11 players currently 26 years old or younger, a veteran who can relate to the guys in terms of age should be welcomed.
How much impact would C.J. Miles have on the Cavs if they signed him?
Though he'd likely be placed into a situational role, Miles could benefit from again playing with a stellar point guard.
The 2010-2011 season was a career best for the 6'6'', 222-pound swingman. With Deron Williams running the point, Miles averaged 12.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 25.2 minutes of action per game.
In that campaign, he shot more than 11 times per game; but in lesser roles in the previous three years, Miles' field-goal percentage was a shade above 45 percent.
Without any real established scorers at their small forward position (Luke Walton, Omri Casspi and Kelenna Azubuike), Miles' addition, at the very least, would add more depth to that relatively weak position.
He's been a good three-point shooter in the past, but he shot only 30.7 percent from beyond the arc last season.
For a team that's continuing to build toward the future during the draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers could use a role-playing guy like Miles who can play many positions to bring some energy off the bench.
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