According a report in the Salt Lake Tribune free agent guard C.J. Milesis a potential target of the L.A. Lakers. Miles has supposedly narrowed his list of possible destinations down with the Lake Show being among his choice teams.
On the surface it would appear to be an ideal fit for the Lakers who desperately need more depth and athleticism. Miles could play behind Kobe Bryant giving the Lakers a solid perimeter defender off the bench.
Here is where the report gets a little cloudy though. Supposedly the Lakers are going to offer Miles a one or two-year deal with the mini mid level exception they still have available. As of last week it was looking highly unlikely that the Lakers were willing to use that exception at all.
Then again, both Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss warned that there would be no major moves just days before they pulled the trigger on the Steve Nash trade. So who really knows what the front office is or isn’t willing to do in order to acquire more talent.
No matter what happens with Miles the Lakers are very much in need of more depth. Adding Antawn Jamison was a nice start but more work must be done.
Miles came to the NBA directly from high school and has played his entire career in Utah. Two years ago he had the best season of his career dropping 12 a game off the bench. Last season saw Miles’ production and playing time drop which is why he’s now on the open market.
The Dallas native has never been known for his shooting stroke but has had some moments of brilliance during his career including a 40-point game back in 2010.