Utah Jazz: C.J. Miles eager to explore options as unrestricted free agent

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  • forgetyourself Layton, UT
    May 17, 2012 1:35 a.m.

    I can't blame the Jazz for resigning CJ. He did look promising at one point. I thought maybe with all the coaching and good players he could turn it around. Some days he showed up and others it looks like he was lost. He did help us win some games when he was on fire. Maybe he can find some how to get his game together.

    May 11, 2012 6:44 a.m.

    I regard Miles as one of the premier shooting guards in the country. I value his membership on the Jazz.

  • Shawnm750 West Jordan, UT
    May 10, 2012 4:03 p.m.

    CJ's a waste of salary. Let's put those dollars towards someone who's consistent and contributes!

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    May 10, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    There's got be someone who needs a 30% shooter, hopefully the Jazz are smart enough to let him leave. Of course they weren't smart enough to let him go the last time so we'll see what they do this time.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    May 10, 2012 3:43 p.m.

    Well, lets see.

    His shooting % is getting worse.

    He still won't stop taking bad shots after 6 seasons in the NBA.

    He plays weak defense.

    He still fancies himself a pure 43 point shooter despite the fact he is not even league average.

    Goodbye CJ.

    You will be great for teams that have no discipline and welcome lousy shot selection and little defense.

    6 seasons wasted. Wow.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    May 10, 2012 3:33 p.m.

    CJ has worked hard for the Jazz. He has shown some promise--enough promise that we matched the offer he got from the Thunder a few years back.

    But the bottom line is that CJ has peaked. His field goal and free throw shooting percentages have been decreasing ever since we matched that offer. He doesn't have the skillset to make the rest of the team better. His passing is not so great for his position.

    There is a chance that CJ can still improve somewhere, and average 15 points per game, but I'm willing to see another team take that chance for $4mil+ per year. Thank you, CJ, and good luck!

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    May 10, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    With Burks and Hayward wiating for time on the wings I believe Miles and Bell's time with the Jazz is limited. The Jazz need to keep Carroll and even sign him to an extension when possible. He knows how to contribute and get in with the bigs and rebound. He'll be great coming off the bench, and possibly starting. Burks needs more minutes but I love his athletisism and energy. He is a more solid defender than Miles ever was and will only get better where Miles may have reached his potential. I hope the differeance in Hayward's rookie an sophmore year will be the differance in his 2nd and 3rd year as well. If so he should become the next Hornacek with solid shooting and passing skills. Get a better point and the Jazz should be 2nd round playoff material next year.

  • Tyler Ray Taylorsville, UT
    May 10, 2012 10:40 a.m.

    Remember Jaron Collins? He's a player we kept WAY too long and so is CJ Miles. We need to have a team of consistent players who can contribute at any given time, not once in a blue moon.

    On the radio CJ made excuse after excuse for his inconsistencies and poor three point shooting. No more excuses and no more CJ Miles!

  • John Wicks Salt Lake City, UT
    May 10, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    CJ should have been gone 4 years ago. What a waste of money by the Jazz. Bell was a cancer in the clubhouse and needs to pack his bags. I still think the Jazz should make every effort to get the Jimmer. He would fit in much better with the Jazz then Sac. Corbin could also spend some time over the summer working on his matchups because he was very much outcoached by Popovich. Overall an entertaining season but this group needs help to go to the next level.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    May 10, 2012 9:59 a.m.

    CJ is a great kid who developed as a player for the Jazz, but simply never developed into a consistent contributor. There are worse crimes in this world. Good luck to him and if he ends up sticking with the Jazz, I hope he finally finds his groove on a night to night basis. He is a fun player to watch when things are clicking once every three games.

  • mdp Bountiful, utah
    May 10, 2012 8:44 a.m.

    I like CJ... when he plays aggressively and passes and drives to the basket. Trouble when he decides to take it easy,lob bombs, and not defend- which is most of the time. He should be a great rebounder with his athletic skills, but he has not been eager to venture into the paint.

    Bottom line, I think Hayward and Burks are/will be better all around players at the 2-3, especially on defense, which makes CJ expendable for the price. Im still undecided about Howard, would like to see the Jazz groom Evans for the 3 more.

  • BYU, Always #1 Saratoga Springs, UT
    May 10, 2012 8:31 a.m.

    Steve Nash is a free agent isn't he? Bring him in!

  • milner Centerfield Sanpete, UT
    May 10, 2012 6:00 a.m.

    I think Jazz are better off without Miles.Inconsestant at best, Poor defender, Missed alot of shots at the end of games. I think CJ was out for CJ. Jazz can use the money to sign a better player!

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    May 10, 2012 1:04 a.m.

    Goodbye CJ ...
    Goodbye Raja ... I hope they can deal you to someone else.

    Keep -


    And Howard, if he can be signed for a reasonable price.

  • ExDixieIte Salt Lake City, UT
    May 9, 2012 6:29 p.m.

    And in other news: Utah Jazz fans everywhere eager for C.J. Miles to explore options as unrestricted free agent.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    May 9, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    I think most fans are eager to say goodbye to Miles.. KOC already picked up Carroll option for next year.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    May 9, 2012 5:09 p.m.

    CJ Miles...is in the Dallas Radar...and he might do damage there...since the coaching staff is way better than the one we have...i hope...the management is committed to winning a championship...but right now...we are medicore at best...that being said...im still a huge fan...and i'll keep dreaming that one day...during this lifetime..i get to see the Jazz win a championship

  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    May 9, 2012 4:38 p.m.

    Miles can be picked up by some team in the East or Portland. He doesn't fit with Corbin and the Jazz

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    May 9, 2012 4:07 p.m.

    I hope CJ finds a place where he can develop his game - if not here then elsewhere.

    The Jazz would be crazy not to exercise their option on DeMare Carol. He certainly made the most of his minutes.

    I would love to see "Pogo Stick" back as well. There's got to be a place on this team for someone like that!

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    May 9, 2012 3:56 p.m.

    Miles has some skills but he lacks the complete game. If he played within himself he could be an asset but that rarely happened. Whether it was Miles or the Jazz trying to have him do what he wasn't capable is sometimes unclear.

    Raja bell played within himself but the Jazz could not define a role for him on a young team trying to find out who they are/where.

    I think the Jazz would be better off without Miles and Bell myself. Trade value has diminished for both. Miles is a unrestricted free agent who the Jazz should part with. Bell has a year left. it could be tricky figuring out what to do there.

  • Utes21 Salt Lake City, ut
    May 9, 2012 3:31 p.m.

    Can I be the first to comment good luck CJ. I dont know what the Jazz organization ever saw in you for your entire duration here??? You sometimes showed you belonged other times you were so inconsistent you deserved to be put in the D league. Nothing surprises me though, we we kept Stevenson for almost as long. Least Stevenson wanted to show he was legit. This will free up some money to go after a better shooting guard.