Well, the Jazz decided to match the offer that CJ Miles had gotten from the OKC whatevers. So CJ is still on the Jazz. I’m excited, but confused. He’s spent most of last year in J-Slow’s doghouse for skipping the RMR… and then skipped it again this year. Plus the team has a couple of young wings, a SF that J-Slow loves playing at the 2-guard spot, and a SF that is done but still plays… way too much.
Could this matching suggest a up-coming trade? The Jazz have 15 players under contract now… KOC doesn’t like that. The team has a ton of wings (Brewer, CJ, Almond, AK, Korver, No Knees)… could someone (AK & No Knees each have big contracts) be on the move? If not… CJ could be getting a ton of money to sit on the bench.
I like CJ… I think he has the “potential” (yes, that hated word) to be good. But only if he plays… something that doesn’t happen here (does J-Slow not get that it takes high schoolers a big longer to develop than college seniors?). If J-Slow doesn’t get that and there isn’t a trade… this move is bad for both sides. CJ’s potential and all get wasted at the end of the bench, and the Jazz just put 3 years & $11 million (at least) into a 12th-man.
So we better be seeing a trade or something, or this could end up looking very stupid… very soon.