#random I ran into an article by the Bleacher Report entitled Utah Jazz: The Perennial Uprising of C.J. Miles and it got me believing that the Year of C.J. has finally come. Who would have thought that C.J. would get props from a national blog? #whatupdoe
Deep inside I have always thought that once C.J. figures the NBA out he would fulfill Larry H. Miller’s prophecy to David Stern that "C.J. would be a future star." Larry’s optimism excited me and since then I have been a solid supporter of #34.
Here are a few of the quotes that I most liked from the article:
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.
C.J. might be the key piece we need to get over the top. We’ve gotten bigger (Al), tougher (Raja), and now we need that consistent scorer from the wing. "If he was treated like a star, he could put up star-like numbers." If C.J can consistently put up 15-20 ppg from the wing, I believe that Jazz would be close to a 58-60 win team and destined for a long run in the playoffs. Is it C.J. that holds the keys to the Jazz’s future? #dudeitstrue
We’ve seen C.J. progress from Dumb C.J. #fail to Smart C.J and hopefully this is the year that we go from Smart C.J. to Super #Doe. #crapsuperpowers