C.J. Miles: Cleveland Cavaliers’ Secret Weapon?
Every NBA team has their obvious talents, but each team has their own secret weapon. Is C.J. Miles this player for the Cleveland Cavaliers? It might seem crazy to ignore the obvious talents of Kyrie Irving, Andrew Bynum and Anderson Varejao, but Miles has an important role on his team and he plays it to perfection on many occasions.
Last season, Miles played 65 games, starting only 13, yet his role as a bench player was not one to be ignored. The Cavaliers have recruited many new players for this season, yet Miles and his role remain as important as it was last season. In the 2012-13 season, Miles averaged 11.2 PPG, 2.7 RPG and 1.0 APG, yet this season he is already averaging 14.6 PPG, 1.2 APG and 3.9 RPG.
The 26-year-old is one of the veterans of the young Cavaliers roster, and he knows how to help them out when he’s needed.
Miles is a very tough player to stop especially when he plays with confidence, which he often does. He is also extremely valuable in clutch moments, and that’s why Irving and the others always look for Miles when he is on the court. With seconds remaining to make an important play, who do you pass to? C.J. Miles.
The Cavaliers have aspirations to make the 2014 playoffs, and when teams play April ball, it’s a known fact that you need role players that can make a difference. In Miles, the Cavaliers have the perfect role player — it’s just a question as to whether the team are ready to make that step up this season or the one after.
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