Lakers lead in the C.J. Miles sweepstakes
Unrestricted free agent small forward C.J. Miles has narrowed his options down to a few teams, a league source told The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, and the longtime Jazzman is drawing serious interest from the Los Angeles Lakers.
The 6-foot-6, 222-pound Miles could make a decision during the next 2-3 days. If he signs with the Lakers, the source said, it’ll likely be a one- or two-year deal via Los Angeles’ mini mid-level exception.
Miles, 25, has already met with Dallas and Cleveland since free agency started July 1.
He averaged 8.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists for Utah from 2005-12, playing in 389 games (159 starts). Miles’ best season was in 2010-11, when he set career highs in average points (12.8), rebounds (3.3) and minutes (25.2).
The Jazz have been presented with sign-and-trade options for Miles, but none of the deals have thus far gained traction.
Miles was drafted by Utah with the No. 34 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft.
(Via The Salt Lake Tribune)