The Indiana Pacers have a lot of decisions to make this offseason. The future of Lance Stephenson is definitely at the top of that decision list. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pacers are pursuing shooting guard C.J. Miles. Although adding players in the offseason tends to give fans some hope, singing this free agent won’t help much.
In pursuit of shooting, Pacers pushing to use $2.1M exception on free agent guard C.J. Miles, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2014
Miles is coming off of a season with the Cleveland Cavaliers in which he averaged 9.9 points per game on 39.3 percent shooting from behind the arc. Not bad, but not amazing.
At this point, the Pacers should be worrying about one guard and that guard is Stephenson. Maybe this is a sign of things to come, maybe not.
This move wouldn’t exactly make the team better, which is what the Pacers should be focusing on after being knocked out by the Miami Heat once again, but it doesn’t hurt them either.
Miles is a solid player in his own right. Plus, he is still relatively young at 27 years old. Miles would more than likely not start for the Pacers, but good shooting off the bench is a must.
The main thing for Indiana in the upcoming season is being at the top of its game once the playoffs role around. This is a team that can beat anyone in a seven-game series. However, if all of the pieces aren’t aligned, the Pacers can easily fall to anyone once the postseason begins.
Regardless, this deal will not help the Pacers that much, but worse things could happen and I suppose Miles does provide good shooting off of the bench.