Rumor: Nets interested in CJ Miles?

C.J. Miles, Gordon Hayward
C.J. Miles (AP)

C.J. Miles, Gordon Hayward
C.J. Miles (AP)
Reports surfaced today that the Brooklyn Nets may be interested in acquiring the talents of C.J. Miles from the Cleveland Cavaliers. As Stefan Bondy tweeted earlier today, the assumed deal would be Brooklyn’s 22nd pick in tomorrow’s draft for Miles.

This rumor comes on the heels of a potential trade breaking that would send Nets’ guard MarShon Brooks to Minnesota for the 26th pick. So, if both trades were to happen, the Nets would practically be swapping Brooks for Miles and moving down in the draft a few spots.

Bondy later tweeted:

Throughout his career, Miles has often filled the sixth man role and could slot in right behind Joe Johnson at shooting guard as the scoring punch off of the bench. Miles would make $2,225,000 if Cleveland picks up their team option.

This could possibly be coming from the mind of point guard Deron Williams, a former teammate and close friend of Miles. So, if it keeps the franchise player happy, it means it’s a good deal, right?


It seems a foregone conclusion at this point that MarShon Brooks will not be in a Brooklyn uniform next year, but for Miles? What problems does this exactly solve for the Nets? With C.J. Watson expected to opt out, the Nets have a huge hole behind Deron Williams. And adding Miles to the mix, a player who would surely grab some minutes at small forward every night, creates an even bigger logjam for players like Mirza Teletovic and Toko Shengelia.

Earlier this week, new head coach Jason Kidd mentioned that nobody knew what the rookies (Tyshawn Taylor included) could do because they never quite got the chance. Trading for Miles probably doesn’t make solving that problem any easier. However, if Bojan Bogdanovic doesn’t come over this year, Miles could be the streaky shooter off the bench that Brooklyn needs.

For now though, it doesn’t seem as if trading for C.J. Miles solves the Nets’ biggest problems, and going into draft day, those should be the highest priority.