C. J. Miles
Miles with the Jazz in 2010
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||March 18, 1987|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Skyline (Dallas, Texas)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school careerEdit
Miles attended Skyline High School for Architecture in Dallas, where he was named to the Parade All-American 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.
Utah Jazz (2005–2012)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.
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.
On July 18, 2008, Miles signed a 4-year, 14.8 million offer sheet with the Oklahoma City Thunder. 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. 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, Miles recorded a career-high 40 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Cleveland Cavaliers (2012–2014)Edit
Indiana Pacers (2014–2017)Edit
On July 11, 2014, Miles signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. On November 24, 2015, he had his best game as a Pacer, scoring 32 points on 10-of-16 shooting in a 123–106 win over the Washington Wizards.
Toronto Raptors (2017–2019)Edit
On July 18, 2017, Miles signed a three-year, $25 million contract with the Toronto Raptors. In his debut for the Raptors in their season opener on October 19, 2017, Miles scored 22 points in a 117–100 win over the Chicago Bulls. He went 6 for 9 from 3-point range and had five rebounds.
Memphis Grizzlies (2019)Edit
Washington Wizards (2019–2020)Edit
On July 6, 2019, Miles was traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Dwight Howard. On December 4, 2019, the Washington Wizards announced that Miles had underwent successful surgery to repair ligament damage in his left wrist and would be sidelined. On January 12, 2020, Miles was waived by the Washington Wizards.
NBA career statisticsEdit
|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|
In 2010, Miles began dating Lauren Smith while she was playing college basketball as a senior at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. The couple got engaged in 2015 and married in 2016. His wife gave birth to a girl on November 23, 2017.
- Utah Jazz Exercises First Right of Refusal on C.J. Miles
- "Utah Jazz assign C.J. Miles to D-League". NBA. Retrieved July 4, 2007.
- "Jazz Assign C.J. Miles to Stampede". NBA. January 11, 2007. Archived from the original on February 21, 2007. Retrieved January 12, 2007.
- Buckley, Tim (November 4, 2006). "Jazz erase 15-point deficit to douse Suns". Deseret Morning News. Retrieved July 4, 2007.
- "Oklahoma City Signs Miles to Offer Sheet". Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2008.
- Jazz guard Miles signed to multiyear offer sheet by OKC
- "Cavaliers Sign C.J. Miles". NBA.com. August 8, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
- Pacer Sign Free Agents C.J. Miles and Damjan Rudez; Re-sign Lavoy Allen
- Pacers To Sign C.J. Miles
- "George scores 40, Pacers make 19 3s to beat Wizards 123-106". Archived from the original on August 21, 2016. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
- "Raptors Sign C.J. Miles". NBA.com. July 18, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
- "Raptors officially sign veteran guard C.J. Miles". sportsnet.ca. July 18, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
- "Valanciunas, Miles help Raptors beat Bulls 117-100 in opener". ESPN.com. October 19, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
- "Raptors Acquire Gasol From Grizzlies". NBA.com. February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- "Wizards acquire C.J. Miles from Memphis". NBA.com. July 6, 2019. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
- "C.J. Miles Injury Update". NBA.com. December 4, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
- "Wizards waive CJ Miles". NBA.com. January 12, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
- She’s married to an NBA veteran, but don’t call her a basketball wife
- "Stephenson's late flurry leads Pacers over Raptors, 107-104". ESPN.com. November 24, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017.