C.J. came here as a free agent from Utah in 2012, shortly after shooting guard Dion Waiters was drafted by the Cavaliers. A terrific shooter in his own right, C.J. was brought in to help Dion hone his NBA skills while providing bench points from the arc. While C.J. took some time to transition his own game in Cleveland during the 2012-2013 season, he eventually regained his form and began raining fire outside the paint. By the end of the season, C.J. had set a career high for 3-point percentage in a season with .384%.
C.J. continued to snipe buckets in the 2013-2014 season, setting yet another career high for 3-point percentage with an astounding .393%. During a game played that year on January 7, 2014 he set a franchise record with ten 3-pointers, assisting the Cavaliers to their 111-93 victory over Philadelphia. I remember when I was watching this game I couldn’t stay in my seat from the excitement. C.J. was shooting balls like he had a scope on his wrist that night, missing only four potential 3-pointers and dazzling the home crowd with a memorable performance. It may have been -10 degrees outside that night, but C.J. burned hot as a flame.
This summer marks the end of C.J. Miles launching triple-after-triple for Cleveland. We’ll see plenty of him now when the Cavaliers play the Indiana Pacers—I look forward to seeing how the Cavaliers will try to contain his sharpshooting. Thank you for your service, C.J.! And best of luck to you man… except maybe when the Pacers play the Cavaliers!