Nov 30, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard C.J. Miles (0) celebrates in front of Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer (5) in the third quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder to target C.J. Miles?


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.

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  • Pessimisticchiefsfan

    When are the thunder going to target someone that can push us over the edge to win a title. It’s painfully obvious we aren’t going to win with durant Westbrook and Ibaka.

    None of this will matter when we lose Westbrook or durant in a couple of years to FA.

    Let’s be honest, our dreams of winning a title went out the window when we traded harden.

  • Rick

    To be honest … if we’d kept harden, then we wouldn’t have been able to keep ibaka … no team has a “big 4″.

    “On July 18, 2008, C.J. Miles signed a 4-year, 14.8 million offer sheet with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[5][6] Since he was a restricted free agent, the Jazz had seven days to decide to match the offer or not. They matched the deal on July 25, making Miles stay in Utah.[1] At the start of the 2010-2011 NBA season Miles was assigned the role of the Jazz’s sixth man. On November 20, 2010, set a career high in three-point field goals made with 7. On March 16, 2011, C.J. Miles recorded a career-high 40 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves.” … Wikepedia

    I’ll continue to place my trust in Presti … and he’s obviously looked at C.J. a lot. Reggie and C.J. could be all we need at the #2. I like Presti’s draft picks. Pau Gasol (at the right price) would be the final piece, imo.
    I like what I see.