I have had to try to defend CJ for several years now and at times it has been
hard. I have always seen the potential in CJ and I was pleased with the way he
played in the playoffs but he can still play a lot better and I'm not satisfied
with how well he is playing. DLocke posted this summer that Coach Corbin
stated that he felt CJ would end up being a go to type player in the league and
I believe he can be. I still worry a little about CJ because he hasn't always
played as hard as he should, that will determine how well he plays and if he
continues to improve and becomes that go to type player. Talent wise he has it,
if he works hard enough he can be that player some of us have seen he has the
potential to become.I think CJ is much more suited to play the 2 than the
3, so I hope that is where he will get most of his playing time.We need AK
against the Durrants, Granger, Carmelo, Lebron, type 3's in the league.
It's time for CJ to have a breakout year. He looked great offensively in the
playoffs. The question is, can he be consistent, and can he improve his
rebounding and defense. If he doesn't develop a better all-around game, he'll be
out the door like Giracek, Pavlovic, Almond, etc. One dimensional players will
only take their teams so far.
20 and 4 would be fantastic but I think 16 and 3 would be more realistic, he
averaged 14.4 and 2.8 in the playoffs last year.Re CJMYou make a good point but here's your answer. Dwill said that CJ improved a
bunch in the playoffs so the potential is there and I'm hoping that Bell rubs
off on him. He has the talent the real question is whether he can finally get
motivated to make that next step.
miles,20 points,4 assists? I doubt it
I think there are too many people dreaming too much about CJ. He is a role
player and nothing more he will never be anything more. His head is too huge to
realize he has some more growing to do with his game.
ok my question is if cj miles has mostly proven that he'll shoot first and guard
his man second then what makes this season any different than his last 5 he's
CJ is a monster. He is the man. CJ will average 20 points a game to go along
with 4 assists. He will be a defensive stopper by mid-year. He will be a Kobe
stopper by playoff time and the Jazz will be in the NBA finals once again. But
this time, they will beat the Heat to win it all!!!
There are two ways to build a better basketball team: externally, like picking
up AJ, Bell, and Hayward, and internally, players who are on the team improving
themselves.For the first time in CJ's career it looks like he took
the offseason seriously and really improved himself physically. I think CJ's
improvement this year could prove to be just as important to winning as the
Jazz's acquisition of Al Jefferson. If CJ can get to that next
level, be a candidate for the "most improved player award" he could be the
difference between the 8th seed and the 2nd. If Fess can take a big step forward
too and Al Jefferson is as good as or better than Boozer and the lakers have
some injuries I think this team could contend for the # 1 seed. Those are a lot of "ifs" but I really feel like this is the best team we've
had in a decade.
CJ Miles is a decent player for a bottom of the playoff ladder team as the Jazz.
I like him. He has matured, but unless the Jazz players fly around the court
and double team on defense, they cannot compete with the elite top ten teams in
the playoffs. They lose too many regular season games versus inferior teams
causing problems when the playoffs start. This attitude about
coming to fall camp out of playing shape is outrageous and indicative of these
prima donnas in the NBA. As Jerry Sloan said on a news blurb..."they are in
shape to shake hands, but not in game shape". The coaches are not babysitters.
Look how long his arms are! Always excited about the Jazz season. More than
anything I am thrilled that we now have a complete roster of men that want to
play in Utah.
Barring unforseen injury. I think CJ will have a terriffic year this year. He's
got game to go with his recent maturity. Go CJ! Go Jazz!
Everyone is critical of Sloan when he doesn't play rookies. They complain that
he isn't "developing them" because he is not giving them minutes. For some
reason they forget that players are made in the gym. That the Jazz have
invested in these guys and will help them get better. There are a lot of behind
the scene things going on. CJ Miles is grateful that he was drafted
by the Jazz... that says a lot.I still believe in CJ :)
He's turned into a fine wing player in the NBA. But I really feel that this guy
has the potential to become an out and out beast. An every night, kick your tail
WEAPON. Tell the truth though, and give him credit. If CJ was just coming out of
the college ranks, he'd be looked at as the next great NBA player. The Jazz have
brought him along nicely. To top it off--he is a great kid who really wants to
be here and can handle criticism. Mature.
One thing i like a lot this year is with Raja here, it is the first time since
Fisher, you have "a coach" on the court.Bell would likely make a
great coach, who knows, maybe even a Jazz coach down the line.With
him here and knowing how to play, we have someone that can close gaps to open 3
point shooters. No one has been good at this since Matt left.I have criticized CJ in the past for inconsistency and being 3 point happy.The playoff performance was to me the highlight of any one of our
players in the post season.It appears, he finally matured and showed
more than just standing outside the line waiting for the ball.He could be the answer as a consistent 15-20 ppg off guard, we have not had
that since Jeff Malone and Jeff Hornacek