Do any of you agree with me that C.J. Miles will win MIP this year? Last year he avergaed 10 PPG, 3 RPG, and 2 APG. This year I think he will average around 15-17 PPG, 5-6 RPG, and 3-4 APG. Is that enough to win MIP? I am very optimistic that he could win it this year. Thoughts?
He will be considered he's going to have a good year if he can stay healthy I hope he does though he's waited his turn
I don't think so. There are TOO many players this year who could breakout.
He's not going to average more than 14 ppg I don't think. He'll improve his numbers, but Most Improved? I have doubts.
This article won't get many views. It won't be popular. It won't win any medals, but it needs to be said.
Since C.J. Miles came into the league as a second round pick out of Skyline High School in Texas, he's faced an uphill climb. Being assigned to the D-League for the majority of his first two seasons, he slowly began to see playing time with the Jazz. When his third season came around he saw action in sixty games. However, he only played 11 minutes per game.
During the off-season of the 2008 season CJ's hard work began to pay off. Utah's coaching staff talked highly of the much-improved forward. The following season he played in all 82 regular season games. Although he only played 20 minutes per game, we saw many flashes of what he was capable of.
He averaged nine points per game, but didn't see much playoff action due to an injured finger. The following season he didn't have a regular starting role, but still saw plenty of action. He posted 10 points per game coming off the bench. Toward the end of the season C.J.'s averages skyrocketed after Andrei Kirilenko went out with an injury.
If you look at C.J. Miles's career stats, you wouldn't think much of them. At least until you look at this past season's playoffs. In the playoffs Miles averaged 14 points in 33 minutes. Oh, and don't forget that Miles had Carmelo Anthony, Ron Artest, and Kobe Bryant guarding him the entire time.
I'm not saying that this is Miles's breakout year. I believe that already happened at the end of last season. Once he received minutes, he put up impressive statistics, which gave him confidence. Since the Jazz lost the shooting spark in Kyle Korver, they are going to look more to Miles for three-point shooting.
Miles will likely play 33 to 35 minutes per game next season. Because he won't have three of the best defensive players in the game guarding him the whole time, he is going to put up better stats. Add that along with his that silky smooth left-handed jump shot, the high-flying entertainment (not to mention that block on Fisher), C.J. Miles is one of those players that if he was treated like a star, he could put up star-like numbers.
The Jazz already have their star in Deron Williams, but look to see Miles develop into that second option. And if and injury does happens to Deron, expect to see C.J. Miles take the reigns. Even though I hope and pray nothing happens to Deron Williams, I will go as far as say that if Deron went down toward the beginning of the season, Miles could be the next All-Star for the Jazz.
Via Bleacher Report
I don't mean to call you out cousinsfan11, but do you think that you're biased? I personally do. It seems like you only post about the Jazz, think everything they do is going to be the next move that makes them great etc etc. I just want to know if you think that you are a bias user.
Your too Biased.
You really think in terms of improving seasons, that C.J. Miles will have the best one? I 100% disagree. To be frank, I don't think Miles is a starter in the NBA. He's good but better off the bench. The fact Utah is starting him shows they have no depth.
I would say there's a 3% chance Miles gets the MIP.
The Jazz already have their star in Deron Williams, but look to see Miles develop into that second option.
Sounds like a Jazz fan to me. Can I get the link to this article please?
I think Miles numbers will improve but I don't see him being a most improved player though. I don't even see him being close. He should still be a solid player but nothing elite yet.
I see bigger numbers this year from cj. mostly at the two position, I think AK 47 will have a solid (contract year) at the three position. CJ minutes will increase, from the departcure of Korver, and his outside shootingshould have a bigger role. So I agree with CJ being a MIP player!
"C.J. Miles is one of those players that if he was treated like a star, he could put up star-like numbers."
No i don't think so because he will have to share time with Gordan Hayward who play's pretty much like him.
He'll see more minutes, and I think he has a chance to be a 13 or 14 ppg scorer, but I don't think it matters all that much that Korver is gone. They added Al Jefferson, who will take more than his share of shots, they have Milsap who figures to increase his amount of possessions, and while Raja Bell isn't likely to score much he'll take possessions. Gordon Hayward will take some too, even though he'll see limited time and shots. I think Miles is in store for increases, but he's not going to be the Most Improved Player.
And do you know how many players you could say " if he was treated like a star, he could put up star-like numbers." for? If you have C.J. Miles featured as a star in your offense, I guarantee you'd be one of the 2 worst teams in basketball. Miles sin't that good. I agree that he's actually more of a true high-level backup than he is a true starter. Y'all are overrating him a bit
cj showed last post season 15-16 ppg he is ready for the next step. I really don;t expect Haywood to be anything special next season, if anything. CJ has a legit chance to be that MIP.
C.J. will play a much bigger role next year. He's only 23 and will keep getting better. I would bet he will be at least 15 ppg. He will be in the running for MIP, but there will be alot of other competition also.
I dont think he is bias. He expects an improvement and the hype he is hearing has over stated that improvement. Obviously alot of people agree with him so maybe he is right. I agree with Iggy on this one thou, no more than 14PPG until playoff time. He may improve around that time especially since Utah usually has a pile of injuries around that time.
I also believe that article was written before the Jefferson trade..I maybe wrong thou.
I agree with Doc Hoops on this one.
CJ Miles is not this good. I don't believe he's a 15 ppg guy. He's pretty decent from what I seen but not a " I expect him to breakout" guy. He also never shown anything to make you say he's a breakout star.
You don't think he's bias because you suffer frrom the exact same thing he does.
Thank you. I completly agree. I'm tired of seeing Bias post like
" Could DeMar be Jordan 2.0?"
" Is Gordon Hayward the next Larry Bird"
Like...give it a rest. I'm a Knicks guy but when I talk NY, I give opinion and sometimes I disagree on them.
Who asked if DeMar would be Jordan all I said is would DeMar bve able to be a better Raptor to the Toronto organization then Bosh and Carter, and I simply stated Bargnani is not the softest player in the league. I honestly believe that if DeMar Derozan puts 110 % into his game he can become a first option and if he leads Toronto to a deep Playoff run AND STAYS he will be the greatest Raptor. Never did I say his talents, abillities or stats could be as good as Carter or Bosh, but at the end of the day to become the greatest player of this young Franchise's history all we want is a little bit of success matched with a ton of loyalty.
I also simply stated the facts, Bargnani is not the softest player in the league. Jordan 2.0? I never said that Knicksboy chill... Im not gonna fire back with things that I disagree with that you guys said, but there is no reason to take shots.
This was like 9 days ago man.
Yes, your bias and Cousinsfan11 is bias. To think DeMar DeRozan to be the best Raptor ever when he played 1 season and to think CJ Miles, who average but a BLEACHERREPORT post saying he could be a &$#%#&@! star?
Are you kidding me man? Get outta here.
Knicksboy you seriously arent one to speak. On your website I saw your offseason grades. You gave Miami an A and New York an A...You have stated Turiaf will be on an All Defensive team...You have said Bill Walker could be MIP...Im not even gonna mention that you believe every move the Knicks make means they are landing a Superstar, because thats just the media getting to you...Anthony Randolph is a potential HOFer...I didn't wanna argue but you engaged it.
You just plain give Knicksfans a bad name. Fine I'll admit I'm biast, big deal thats a given since I was born and raised in Toronto and want my country and cities team to have success. Are you biast?
I've seen CJ Miles play too much to honestly think he has a chance at an all star bid or MIP.
He has a nice well-rounded offensive game. He's a good shooter, passer and ball handler. His defense is getting better too. I know Sloan is impressed with the way he plays up on his opponent and draws charges. He gave Melo the business and even Kobe has praised his defense.
But the kid has major confidence issues. I remember watching him play during his first 3 years. He would run away from the ball. Last season, he got emotional when he fell into a major slump and fans criticized and boed him (the cost of being a Jazz player). He also plays very poorly on the road.
He'll be a solid contributor off the bench until AK or Raja get injured.
Your lying through your teeth right now. I never said every move NY does means there getting a superstar. I don't even think like that. I question Randolph if he could stay healthy. I think NY overpaid for Felton. I said before, when I talk NY, I talk NY but I give it a rest sometimes and admit when I'm wrong or when NY has no good chance to get a player ( Like I been saying with Melo). Then, I never said Walker could be MIP. I might say he has a shot to improve but never MIP. I said Turiaf could be on a all defensive team if he plays next to Amare.
To be honest, how is that Bias? I give opinions but I never see you or Cousinsfan unless it's Raptors or Jazz related. I mean, come on.
BTW, Here's what I wrote about NY
Knicks: Grade: A
The biggest addition has to be Amar’e Stoudemire who can provide good numbers. Then, the Knicks moved David Lee for Anthony Randolph, Ronny Turiaf and Kelenna Azubuike. Anthony Randolph was the main piece back for New York. Many people expect him to breakout next season. After that, the Knicks added Roger Mason who could be a great shooter. Raymond Felton could be the next point guard to thrive in a D’Antoni offense.
Is anyone who has a favorite sports team not at least a little biased? We all usually write about our favorite teams because were interested in them. C.J. averaged 9.9ppg 2.7rpg 1.7apg 0.9spg in about 24mpg. If he gets the pt, and everything goes well for him why couldn't he be in the running for MIP next year?
Whos gonna start and get more minutes, Raja Bell or CJ Miles?
Generally for the positions
Williams and Price got the point guard position
Bell and Miles have the shooting guard position
Hayword and Ak 47 have the the 3
Milsap, Jefferson, and Okur got the 4 and 5
they need depth up front and have no cap space so look for a trade
maybe Kris Humphries for an exception and 2nd rounder
Because every Jazz fan is dying to get K-Hump back... /sarcasm
Knicksboy, how do the Knicks and the Heat both get A's if the Heat got everybody the Knicks were targetting.Miami will probally end up 1st to 5th in the league, Knicks will probally end up 6th to 10th in the east...If the Knicks rating is a B then the Heats rating should be amn A++. They didnt even put themselves in a position to trade for Carmelo or Paul for that matter.
"Is anyone who has a favorite sports team not at least a little biased? We all usually write about our favorite teams because were interested in them"
Not on a basketball site where you're discussing a bunch of teams. Most Jazz fans like you, Cousinsfan11, and dwilljazz8 post usually about their favorite teams. I'm a HUGE Andre Iguodala and Kansas State fan, but I can count on 1 hand how many times I've made a crazy post about anything that has to do with them. I talk about them when the situation calls for it, but to make a post like "Gordon Hayward will get 14 ppg and 5 rpg as a rookie" or "C.J. Miles will get Most Improved Player" is too much, especially when you nearly ALWAYS talk about the same team. It's OK to be a fan, but being biased on a site that deals with a bunch of different teams and players is silly. Y'all need to join a Utah Jazz forum if that's all you wanna talk about.
The Knicks get a A because
It's the offseason. They got 2 top 5 free agent at there position and a top 5 "we believe he will breakout" guy for David Lee.
its all about depth and there front court has none at all
K-Hump is not able to play in the Jazz system.
He isn't smart enough.
Now drop it. I'm sick of talking about that oaf.