Byron Scott Very Excited About CJ Miles

by August 23, 2012

Seven-year NBA veteran CJ Miles, who was picked up by the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer, is still a realtive unknown in NBA circles. People know Miles’ name, sure, but no one really knows how good he can be. Entering the League straight out of high school, Miles played a reserve role in Utah for the past seven seasons. Well, Cavs coach Byron Scott says Miles has only shown us the half of it. Via “’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.'”