The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off a very disappointing postseason exit after losing to the San Antonio Spurs in six games in the Western Conference Finals.
Obviously, there is no shame in losing to the Spurs, but since reaching the NBA Finals in 2012, the Thunder have sky-high expectations. In the offseason, they will likely attempt to make a few smaller moves because of their cap situation and Cleveland Cavaliers’ swingman C.J. Miles could be a target.
Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman believes C.J. Miles could be a very good fit for the Thunder.
I think Miles could be a great fit. Tucker is more of an energy guy. I’m on record of loving his game. But he’s nothing special. He’s a hustle player who can do a few different things. But I don’t think he’d crack the rotation in OKC…
…I think they’re going to get someone to fill that slot. The more I think about C.J Miles, the more I think the Thunder will make a play for him. This offseason could be as simple as drafting a third-string point with the 21st pick and bringing in C.J. Miles for $3.5 mil/per.
Miles averaged 9.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game while shooting 43.5% from the field, 39.3% from beyond the arc and 85.3% from the free throw line. The 27-year old, who was the 34th-overall pick of the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft, has averaged 8.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game while shooting 42.0% from the field, 35.0% from three and 80.4% from the charity stripe in his nine-year career.