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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.