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C.J. Miles to sign with Cleveland Cavaliers

C.J. Miles, Randy Foye, DeAndre Jordan

Utah Jazz’s guard C.J. Miles, center, drives between Los Angeles Clippers’ guard Randy Foye, left, and center DeAndre Jordan, right, during the first half of a NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, March 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)


C.J. Miles was being courted by a few teams to be a backup swingman — including the Mavericks, Rockets and Lakers — but he tweeted out on Friday that he has chosen the Cleveland Cavaliers.

According to Brian Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune this is a two-year deal.

One key reason he likely made this call was minutes. Miles, just 25, averaged 9.8 points per game last season in Utah but on 38.1 percent shooting — both of which were steps back from his production in previous seasons. With that, his minutes dropped with the Jazz and he was expected to move on.

With Cleveland he should get plenty of run as they will start likely Omri Casspi at the three and they are up in the air with free agent Alonzo Gee. They have Dion Waiters to play some two, but there should be plenty of minutes available out on the wing.Well, there are minutes so long as Miles performs and puts up numbers (and plays defense, Byron Scott demands it). There may even be starters minutes if someone wants to grab them.