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Why Miles spurned L.A., Houston for Cleveland

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08:04 AM ET 08.10 | Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant probably didn't think he had a chance. [Grant] had almost convinced himself that free agent C.J. Miles would be signing elsewhere. After all, he was being pursued by the Los Angeles Lakers, the Houston Rockets and a few other teams. "I didn't think he was a candidate for us," Grant said Thursday at the Cavaliers luncheon at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven in Lyndhurst. "I thought he would go to a different place. He kept coming back to us. He said, 'I want to be here.' It's a place he can jumpstart his career." The Cavs signed the 6-foot-6, 222-pound Miles to a two-year, $4 million contract on Wednesday. The second year of the deal is not guaranteed, a source confirmed.

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August 10, 2012  08:19 AM ET

simple, he wanted more playing time. He doesnt want to play behind Kobe or Martin

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August 10, 2012  08:53 AM ET

He wanted to be here! I guess that contradicts the thinking (not sure it is actually thinking) of the NYers here.

August 10, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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LA gets Nash and Dwight this off season.....Cleveland gets cj miles.yep, the new CBA is working greatIts a good thing the 'small' market teams worked so hard to get things to be more equitable{presses sarcasm button}

Getting Nash at the tail end of his career is not exactly pulling a coup. Getting Dwight is pretty impressive. Especially not giving up Bynum and Gasol. The Lakers are trying for one last hurrah before the new CBA rules kick in and their players get too old.

August 10, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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LA gets Nash and Dwight this off season.....Cleveland gets cj miles.yep, the new CBA is working greatIts a good thing the 'small' market teams worked so hard to get things to be more equitable{presses sarcasm button}

+1

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August 10, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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Getting Nash at the tail end of his career is not exactly pulling a coup. Getting Dwight is pretty impressive. Especially not giving up Bynum and Gasol. The Lakers are trying for one last hurrah before the new CBA rules kick in and their players get too old.

Nash may be at the tail end of his career, but he is still a top 8 (10 for sure) pg right now in the NBA. So that does still count as a steal. Also adding in the fact that NOONE thought the Lakers would be able to get him.

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August 10, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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Nash may be at the tail end of his career, but he is still a top 8 (10 for sure) pg right now in the NBA. So that does still count as a steal. Also adding in the fact that NOONE thought the Lakers would be able to get him.

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What he said

August 10, 2012  09:41 AM ET

Did They Show You The Money, Bro?

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August 10, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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And the Cavs re-signed Luke Harangody. They love players named Luke. LOL.

And I believe they once had Luke Jackson too! LOL...white NBA players named Luke...only in CLE

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