Utah Jazz: C.J. Miles takes injury, coach's comments in stride

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  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Oct. 5, 2010 11:00 a.m.

    I agree that CJ may be one of the keys to the season, if he can contribute like he did in the playoffs, then things should be pretty good. I have always thought CJ has a lot of talent and potential and could be a big contributor, even a go to type player. I have been frustrated by his inconsistency, but his play in the playoffs was encouraging. I fully expect him to play up to the level he did in the playoffs, hopefully sooner than later.
    I hope CJ plays more at the 2 than the 3, he is more suited for the 2. He is undersized against many of the top 3's in the league.
    I'm glad we have Bell, he is a true professional.
    I hope Evans and Thompson make the team. I hope Evans gets to the point where he get playing time, the things he brings to the game are similar to AK.
    Even though Fes came into camp 20 lbs lighter I haven't heard anything regarding his play. Has anyone heard anything about how he is playing?

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2010 9:26 a.m.

    Glad to see CJ is OK, With Brewer, Korver and Wes gone he's going to have to play a big role this year.

    As far as his rhythm goes I think this is actually a good sign. For the first time in his career people are expecting things from CJ and he knows he can't just coast. I'd rather our players try too hard than not enough. Rhythm will come it's only the first week.

  • LKA Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 5, 2010 9:01 a.m.

    Each person heals different. These guys play over 100 games a year after it is all said and done. If we had a job with that day to day pounding we would sing a different tune. If I ran into Shaq I don't think I would get up so fast. Did you see Watson run into AL?? Just like a brick wall. The coaches and trainers know what they are doing. But Sloan is right-- Conditioning is the key to avoid injuries..

  • mulrich Provo, UT
    Oct. 5, 2010 8:54 a.m.

    Why aren't all the preseason games being shown on TV? I'm sure KJZZ could put off Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy for a few nights this month. I can't wait to watch the new team.

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Oct. 5, 2010 8:47 a.m.

    Miles showed he can contribute and be a game changer last year in the playoffs. He came on strong. The Jazz will need CJ Miles to be a force this year in all areas of the game. Defense,Rebounding and Offense. GO JAZZ!!

  • John Wicks Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2010 8:31 a.m.

    This is a make or break year for C.J. If he can't take the game seriously and he puts up bad stats then he should be gone by the Feb. trade deadline. The Jazz have wasted too much time and money on what they are getting in return. Send him packing.

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    Oct. 5, 2010 5:53 a.m.

    Just man up C.J. Kiddee time has expired for you, everyone expects you to develop, now do it!

  • Jazzman72 Springville, UT
    Oct. 5, 2010 3:22 a.m.

    AK's injuries come as a result of how hard he plays. He always plays with great intensity. CJ should take a page from his book and step up his level of play.

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Oct. 5, 2010 2:18 a.m.

    I am agreeing more and more every day from Miles the fan who for couple years has pumped up CJ

    I am of the belief, CJ is "the key" to this entire season and where we are going. Breakout to me is very encouraging after the way he closed last season. Yahoo Sports I pray is right picking Jazz to win division with OK CIty (4!) I think possible, because predict the Thunder overrated and will take step back.

    Rating in Yahoo of off guard spot "DPLUS" and they still have us winning NW division.

    I feel if Miles can average 15 ppg, we do win the division. If he continues to develop and mature, the answer at the #2 is there. We have solid starting line up for sure. Even if Sloan starts Bell, CJ will get tons of minutes. I am sure Bell minutes will be watched and monitored, maybe playing to start the game and crunch time mostly and start all quarters...

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Oct. 4, 2010 10:32 p.m.

    I don't recall saying that CJ was better than AK even though he is...........

    I said AK milks every ding by taking time off to heal. CJ is right back on the court. That's a real man.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Oct. 4, 2010 8:27 p.m.

    CJMiles: Like I said yesterday, I see you live in Dallas and you must be a close friend or relative, because you always make the most ridiculous statements about CJ. Very seldom are you realistic. The only things CJ does better than AK is shoot the ball and last year he struggles most of the year with his shooting.
    Like I have said many times, I'm a big CJ fan and think he has alot of potential but he's not close to reaching that potential and still has a lot to prove. For a short time last year (last couple of months and playoffs)he played much better but still not near where he needs to be. He seems to be a real good kid and has a good attitude but he needs to work a lot harder, if he is going to reach his potential.
    Mathews beat CJ out last year for a starting position because of how hard he played, not because he is or was more talented, CJ benefited from Mathews toughness and aggressiveness, hopefully Bell or one of the rookies will push CJ, he seems to need pushing.

  • forgetyourself Layton, UT
    Oct. 4, 2010 5:53 p.m.

    really guy ? you are an Ignorant man if you think that CJ is better than AK. CJ will never be able to put up the stats or be an alstar.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Oct. 4, 2010 12:05 p.m.

    Boozer would have been out a month with the same injury. CJ is one tough dude. We need more of this on the team and not so many like AK who milks every little ding.

    CJ is the man!!