Utah Jazz: After career night, C.J. Miles had some trouble sleeping

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  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    March 19, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    @Anonigma- I agree with you 100%. I was not sold on Big Al, but the last month and a half he has been fantastic. He's shown a lot of heart and I've loved watching him play. He's improved a ton.

    I was sick of watching CJ Miles hoist up three after three, but I think he's actually settled down a bit and started taking it to the hole more.

    As for Evans- I'm not sold that he's gonna make it. I haven't seen him play much, so maybe I'm wrong. I love having him for under a million, but I don't now if he's worth keeping around.

    @UJ47- thanks for the list!

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    March 19, 2011 12:30 p.m.

    cj has one decent game in 6 years and he can`t sleep,maybe he needs to go down to the basement with mommy

  • Jazz Cop San Francisco, CA
    March 19, 2011 9:15 a.m.

    I'm not really sure what hayward can do yet but corbin has to be pleased with his hustle, gordon is fearless in the face of competition. i can see why the jazz drafted him based on his character qualities he'll be around for a long time, if he works on his outside shot then he'll be one of the pieces the jazz use to build back into contention, he's got a nice frame and decent athletic ability but because of his tennis background you have to assume his hand eye coordination is excellent and that shows up in his passing and steals, he looks like a boyscout but if you don't watch him he will pick your pocket in a quick second.

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    March 19, 2011 1:03 a.m.

    No love for Evans?

    My pat on the back is saved for Jefferson. I hated his style of black hole offense when this season started, but his latest efforts have been beastly and he's converted me. He's the 8th best blocker in the NBA...when was the last time the Jazz had that? Jazz are 5th best blocking overall because of him. His attitude is most impressive.

    Also to Gordon Hayward. The kid started out the season and I thought he would bust, but I'm very impressed at the type of player he is, how strong he's gotten, effort, defense, and his shooting. Overall, his work ethic and attitude.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    March 19, 2011 12:45 a.m.

    UJ.....Looks like CJ is in very good company.........

    March 18, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    There Have Been More Than 6 or 7 players to score 40 with the jazz
    Deron Williams
    Carlos Boozer
    C.J. Miles
    Memhet Okur
    Paul Millsap
    Karl Malone
    Pete Maravich
    Adrian Dantley
    Thurl Bailey
    Darrell Griffith
    And Probably A Few Others That I Can't Think

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    March 18, 2011 4:04 p.m.

    After next season, CJ will cost the Jazz 10 million if they want to keep him....

  • Fuzzbrain Pleasant Grove, UT
    March 18, 2011 3:32 p.m.

    The good thing about CJ is if he finds a way to stay on the court, if he makes good use of this opportunity he has now--he's a pretty cheap solution to a glaring problem for the Jazz. They need a good shooting guard, they need someone who can average 18+ points a game, and they need someone who can rebound, pass and create shots. Miles is certainly capable of all of those things. He could also give the Jazz a few more good years while they develop younger players. Maybe then the Jazz could spend their draft picks on a small forward and a center this year.

  • Jazz Cop San Francisco, CA
    March 18, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    i told my buddy that cj miles scored forty and he said it's not every day someone you never hear about scores 40 points. i'm still pretty excited about his game but i even told my buddy that watching his game was a revelation, for the pros and greats, every time they lace em up they step out into what will be a revelation that night, that's the way it goes,
    my new name for cj is the rainmaker,
    it is raining and pouring in sf,
    make it rain cj, don't let us down with a bad game,
    he has to have three in a row,, thatis a starting point.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    March 18, 2011 9:41 a.m.

    JFFR: Good points about CJ, too many want to rag on him and won't give him credit even when he plays well, which is happening more often.
    The core of players does look good and add two lottery picks and it should look even better. KOC is doing OK.

  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    March 18, 2011 8:13 a.m.

    @anonigma- how about a pat on the back? Do you have any idea how many people have scored 40 points while wearing a Jazz jersey? I bet its fewer than 10 (probably more like 6 or 7.) Not bad for a 23 year old kid.

    Coach Corbin even praised his defense, not a bad game. Why don't you give credit where credit is due?

    George Karl has said that he crignes when JR Smith catches fire, because he knows it means he'll keep hoisting up shots the next game. And I'll admit I've compared CJ to JR before, but I don't think its the case. CJ's had a hard year and I think he's learning from it. He's taking the ball to the hoop more, he's improved his defense. He's been streaky as heck and it's been frustrating, but I for one am real excited about his future. I'm glad we'll have him back next year.


    If you keep that core around for 5 years, it's a pretty good team.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    March 17, 2011 11:14 p.m.

    I have been hoping for years that CJ would live up to the potential I can see in him but he has been soooo inconsistent that it has been hard to stay positive all the time. I still feel he can be exactly what the Jazz need and be the guy the team can go to to get a shot or create for his teammates. That said, he has to show he is learning and figuring things out and prove he can be consistent. If he can do what Corbin was talking about and not take possessions off, he will be fine and continue to improve. The rest of this season could be a big learning and maturation period for CJ.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    March 17, 2011 11:07 p.m.

    Now let's all be honest on here................

    CJ is going to play terrible next game. It's a given. If he scores over 20, I will fall off my couch. He is too immature to have a good game.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    March 17, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    CJ just needs to take 20 shots a game and the Jazz will be fine. Well, that a start the rest of the year too.

  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    March 17, 2011 10:48 p.m.

    If CJ can keep up that percentage (we don't always need 40 points from him, just a decent percentage) he will turn the Jazz into a contender.

    I fear that his next game will be filled with fade-away 3 pointers clanging off the front of the rim. CJ has a way of doing that when he gets too confident.

    Props to Corbin for changing things up. It needed to happen, and I prefer Bell sit the bench for the rest of the season.

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    March 17, 2011 10:40 p.m.

    Don't get it over your head, Miles. It was only 1 game.

    Big Al has had like 6-7 30 point games and still keeps his head down. Sure it's not 40, but he double/tripled CJ on those game in Rebounds and Blocks. That's respectable right there.