KOC has confirmed the reports, saying, "We're continuing to talk to Josh. It
really depends physically on how his leg and legs are doing."
So maybe he'll have to settle for the Jazz with no guarantee of PT? That's the only way I could see signing him him beause there doesn't appear to be playing time for him unless they bench Burks again and that doesn't seem like a wise plan but than again Jefferson still being on the team doesn't either.
I'd hope it's not fully guaranteed so they have some flexibility especially if they are really going to sign Howard still. Raja is still on the roster too! With the new GM coming from the Spurs they might actually take advantage of the D-League. Will take a lot of injuries for Murphy to find PT or even get out of a suit. Making him go to Europe would be a Spurs move too.
C.J. Miles did what was asked of him for seven years with the Utah Jazz, which often meant playing a secondary role behind stars such as Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams. Part of the reason he chose the Cavaliers in free agency this summer was the opportunity to expand his game.
“I just thought he has so much left in him basketball-wise and it’s really untapped,” Cavs coach Byron Scott said Tuesday at the team’s charity golf outing at Firestone Country Club. “There are so many things he can do on a basketball court. I thought he’d be a great fit for us.”
Scott said he was just being honest, but it was the coach’s sales pitch that instantly won over Miles, who signed for two years and $4 million in free agency. Miles is not a golfer, but attended the charity event Tuesday because it was his first opportunity to really make a public appearance as a member of the Cavs.
“My thing coming into the summer wasn’t about money, it was about the best basketball situation,” he said. “I think a lot of people feel like I am who I’m going to be, which I don’t believe is true and obviously the organization feels the same way.”
Miles contends he wasn’t able to display his entire skill set with the Jazz because he was simply playing the role asked of him behind more established stars. But that doesn’t explain his slip in production last season, when the Jazz revamped their roster following the recent departures of Boozer and Williams.
Should be interetsting to see what Scott can get out of him. He's definitely got a lot of talent but not the smarts.