Miles, who would get the starting nod at shooting guard over rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters, signed as a free agent formerly of the Utah Jazz. Miles would lead the Cavaliers in scoring 18 points, including 4-of-7 from three-point range in 22 minutes.
Miles would also finish by shooting 6-of-13 from the field, while grabbing three rebounds and three steals.
Miles, who would spend the first seven years of his NBA career in Utah, would display his ability to get out on the open court and deft touch from long-range.
In being paired with Kyrie Irving, Miles showed that he may be the missing piece on the wing that Cleveland needs.
While Waiters appears to still be learning his way, Miles’ ability to shoot, drive and finish is more refined than Waiters right now, and looks to be a perfect complimentary piece opposite Irving in the Cavaliers backcourt.
To be fair to Waiters, it is still early, as there is just a small sample size of where he will fit in terms of either being the starting shooting guard, or coming off the bench. If Miles’ performance was any indication, Waiters may be coming off the bench, much like his role was in college at Syracuse.
While it is only pre-season and things look unsettled as to who will start in the Cavs backcourt, Miles gave Cavalier fans a small sample as to why he may be “the guy” by letting his game speak for itself tonight.
Robert D. Cobb is the NBA Network Manager for Rant Media Network, Featured Writer of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Featured Columnist for the Cleveland Browns and Arsenal Gunners.
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