Reports: Pacers reach agreement with free agent C.J. Miles
JUL 02, 2014 7:23p ET
The deal is for $18 million over four years, multiple outlets are reporting. FOX Sports Ohio first reported news of the meeting between Miles and the Pacers shortly after NBA free agency began Tuesday at midnight.
Miles, 27, spent the previous two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers after playing his first seven years with the Utah Jazz. He averaged 9.9 points in 51 games this past season, but missed the final two months with a severely sprained ankle.
Despite the injury, the 6-foot-6 guard buried a career-high 126 3-pointers and shot a career-best 39 percent on threes.
Miles said at the end of the season he enjoyed his time with the Cavs and would be willing to return. However, the Cavs got the sense Miles was seeking a larger role and, therefore, was likely to move on, a source said.
Miles has compiled career averages of 8.9 points on 42 percent shooting, including 35 percent on 3-pointers. He is a career 80-percent shooter on free throws.
Miles has always been viewed as a strong and positive influence in the locker room -- a fact that likely helped explain the Pacers' quick interest.
Miles and the Pacers can officially sign the contract July 10, once the free-agent moratorium ends.
Earlier Wednesday, the Pacers agreed to a deal with 6-10 Croatian forward Damjan Rudez. The Pacers finished an Eastern Conference-best 56-26 last season before losing to the Miami Heat in the conference finals.