C.J. Miles Ready to Show Off Full Skill Set
(Byron) Scott said he was just being honest, but it was the coach’s sales pitch that instantly won over (C.J.) Miles, who signed for two years and $4 million in free agency. Miles is not a golfer, but attended the charity event Tuesday because it was his first opportunity to really make a public appearance as a member of the Cavs.
“My thing coming into the summer wasn’t about money, it was about the best basketball situation,” he said. “I think a lot of people feel like I am who I’m going to be, which I don’t believe is true and obviously the organization feels the same way.”
Miles contends he wasn’t able to display his entire skill set with the Jazz because he was simply playing the role asked of him behind more established stars. But that doesn’t explain his slip in production last season, when the Jazz revamped their roster following the recent departures of Boozer and Williams.
Miles’ numbers slipped to 9.1 points and 2.1 rebounds last season and he shot 38 percent, his lowest shooting percentage since his second year in the league. Miles was shut out of the first wave of free-agent signings, but when most of the elite players found homes, the Cavs found a player still in his prime who fills a huge need at a relatively cheap price.