On Friday afternoon, Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune tweeted that unrestricted free agent, C.J. Miles is expected to sign a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, citing league sources.
According to Smith, Miles was fielding offers from several teams including the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers. But he ultimately wanted to come to Cleveland to play under head coach Byron Scott as well as have the opportunity to compete for a spot in the starting lineup.
Miles has spent seven seasons with the Utah Jazz and was selected by the team with the No. 34 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. In 389 career games, the 6-foot-6, 222 pound swingman has averaged 8.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 19.3 minutes per game.
It's unclear what this will mean for Alonzo Gee, who has yet to sign the qualifying offer the Cavs gave him. Miles and Gee play the same position and it's interesting to note that Miles thinks he will have a chance to start -- a spot that many felt was reserved for Gee.