Friday, July 18, 2008
C.J. Miles Offered a Contract by the Oklahoma City
First, lets put the facts on the table. C.J. Miles has been a backup for the Jazz, spent some time in the D-League, and has even started a few games for the Jazz this last season. What to make of his career so far? Not much, not much at all. Unarguably, with a lineup of Mehmet Okur, Carlos Boozer, Andrei Kirilenko, and Deron Williams, the SG is their weakest spot. The most competition CJ Miles had for that spot was Gordon Giricek, who is ok-to good offensively, but is a complete defensive pushover, something that Jazz coach Jerry Sloan clearly dislikes. So, he gave Miles the start a few times until they traded for 3 Point Specialist Kyle Korver. Afterwards, C.J.'s minutes dwindled severely. So, it's unlikely the Jazz will match the offer sheet, since he is not really needed.
Honestly, this, to me, is a ok signing. The best you can say about this guy is that he has a good FG%....(which just means that he didn't shoot often under Sloan, who would be likely to pull him if he shot too much). Right now, our roster has 19....yes, count them, 19 people on a roster that can't be any higher than 15 people at seasons start. Still, we do have a Shooting Guard shortage, so this is kind of a desparation bandaid move, and there's not that many FA Shooting Guards out there right now. So, we'll see how tihs pans out.
NBA Comparison: Devin Brown
The signing was most likely somewhere over a million dollars.
C.J. Miles Statistics Via Wikipedia
NBA in OKC Newsok.com Post About the C.J. Miles Signing
Oklahoma City BBall Post About the C.J. Miles Signing