Mar 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard C.J. Miles (0) bites his jersey against the Houston Rockets in the second quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

2013 Cleveland Cavaliers Off-Season Player Reviews- C.J. Miles


Mar 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard C.J. Miles (0) takes a shot against the Houston Rockets in the second quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

This is the 6th in our Off-Season Player Reviews. Click here for other reviews and the upcoming schedule.

2012-2013 Season Statistics

GP: 65 MPG: 21.0 FG%: 41% PPG: 11.2  RPG : 2.7

A Narrative 2012-2013 Season in Review

When the Cavs signed Miles last summer, they knew they were getting a versatile basketball player.  Miles ability to play the 2 and 3 showed throughout the season as he gave great minutes hitting three pointers when needed and also helping out Irving and Waiters with the scoring load.  Miles was the Cavs sixth man this year and if he plays well again next year, or even better, he could be considered a candidate to win the sixth man award next year.

Off-Season Adjustments the Player Needs to Make

Miles really did have a good season this past season, but there is always room to improve.  If Miles wants to take his game to the next level, then he could work on getting to the basket more.  This could add another dribble drive threat along with Irving and Waiters for the Cavs next season.  With the dribble drive,  now the floor opens up  for three-point shooters like Wayne Ellington and Daniel Gibson.

Cavaliers Off-Season Options with the Player

Miles has one more year left on his contract, so the Cavs can’t release him.  I don’t see why they would either.  Miles gave good quality minutes coming off the bench and stepped it up as a starter when he needed to. The Cavs should not look to deal Miles.

How the Draft Could Effect the Player’s Standing on the Team

The draft could be very bad for Miles.  As I said in past articles, the Cavs may be looking to draft small forward Otto Porter from Georgetown.  If the Cavs draft him, it is likely that Miles will be sitting on the bench and Porter starting.  With Miles not being in the same role possibly, this could bring lineup issues to the Cavs.

How New Coach Mike Brown Changes Things for the Player

Miles plays tenacious defense.  He goes after loose balls, he keeps his man in front of him, and he  helps out on the boards. Mike Brown loves all of this in a player.  Mike Brown could be the help Miles needs  to stay in the Cavs’ rotation come next season.

What the Cavaliers Should Do with the Player (Including Options, Trade, Release or Keep)

The Cavs really should look to keep Miles.  He had a great season and showed that he is a great role player.  The Cavs would be silly not to try to keep Miles on their roster.

What the Cavaliers Will Do with the Player

The Cavs will most likely keep Miles.  He has one more year left on his contract.  The Cavs could also use his veteran leadership on the bench.  Additionally, they could  get quality minutes out of him when they really need a boost during games.

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