C. J. Miles

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C. J. Miles
CJ Miles.jpg
Miles in 2010.
No. 0 – Indiana Pacers
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1987-03-18) March 18, 1987 (age 27)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school Skyline (Dallas, Texas)
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Pro playing career 2005–present
Career history
20052012 Utah Jazz
2006 Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2007 Idaho Stampede
20122014 Cleveland Cavaliers
2014–present Indiana Pacers
Stats at NBA.com

Calvin Andre "C. J." Miles, Jr. (born March 18, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA. A native of Dallas, Miles was drafted in 2005 by the Utah Jazz after finishing high school.

High school career[edit]

Miles attended Skyline High School for Architecture in Dallas where he was named to the Parade Magazine All-America First Team. He averaged 23.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a junior and 23.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists as a senior.

Miles led Skyline to the Class 5A Region II quarterfinals as a senior and was named All-Dallas Area Player of the Year by The Dallas Morning News. He was also named a 2005 McDonald's High School All-American. He was listed as the 19th best senior prospect by Rivals.com and ranked the 10th best senior in the country by Scout.com.

Skyline retired his No. 34 jersey making him only the second player in school history to receive the honor, joining former NBA star Larry Johnson.

He capped off his high school career by scoring 13 points in the McDonald's High School All-America Game and 16 points in the Michael Jordan Classic.

NBA career[edit]

Miles committed to the University of Texas at Austin, stating that if he was not selected in the first round of the NBA draft he would play for the Longhorns. He was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 2nd round, with the 34th pick of the 2005 NBA draft but decided to forego college when the Jazz offered a two-year guaranteed contract equivalent to that of a late first round selection. At age 18, he became the youngest player in Jazz franchise history.[1]

During the 2005–06 season, the Jazz assigned Miles to the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League (D-League) in order for him to attain more experience.[2]

After playing 21 games during the 2006–07 NBA season, he was again assigned by the Jazz to the D-League, this time to the Idaho Stampede.[3]

Miles is known as the subject of one of the most memorable post-game interviews of the 2006–07 NBA season, where coach Jerry Sloan stated, "I don't care if he's 19 or 30. If he's going to be on the floor in the NBA, he's got to be able to step up and get after it. We can't put diapers on him one night, and a jockstrap the next night. It's just the way it is." Miles at the time was the youngest player on the Jazz roster.[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.

On August 8, 2012, Miles signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[7]

On July 11, 2014, Miles signed with the Indiana Pacers[8] to a reported four-year, $18 million contract.[9]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Utah 23 0 8.8 .368 .250 .750 1.7 .7 .3 .1 3.4
2006–07 Utah 37 13 10.1 .345 .219 .609 .9 .7 .3 .1 2.7
2007–08 Utah 60 13 11.5 .479 .390 .788 1.3 .9 .5 .1 5.0
2008–09 Utah 72 72 22.5 .459 .352 .876 2.3 1.5 .6 .2 9.1
2009–10 Utah 63 28 23.8 .429 .341 .695 2.7 1.7 .9 .3 9.9
2010–11 Utah 78 19 25.2 .407 .322 .811 3.3 1.7 .9 .5 12.8
2011–12 Utah 56 14 20.4 .381 .307 .794 2.1 1.2 .8 .3 9.1
2012–13 Cleveland 65 13 21.0 .415 .384 .869 2.7 1.0 .8 .3 11.2
2013–14 Cleveland 51 34 19.3 .435 .393 .853 2.0 1.0 .9 .3 9.9
Career 505 206 19.5 .420 .350 .804 2.2 1.2 .7 .3 8.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 Utah 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 .500 .0 .0 .0 .0 1.0
2008 Utah 7 0 3.7 .357 .250 .000 .7 .0 .3 .0 1.7
2009 Utah 5 0 11.6 .300 .250 .750 1.4 .2 .4 .2 3.4
2010 Utah 10 10 33.7 .443 .326 .897 2.5 2.8 .6 .6 14.4
Career 23 10 18.4 .414 .306 .867 1.6 1.3 .4 .3 7.6

Career highs[edit]

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