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The Lakers would get deeper and more experienced on the wing if free agent C.J. Miles decides to sign with them this week. He is considering their offer of a one- or two-season contract worth $3 million per year, according to a report Tuesday.
Miles, a 6-foot-6, 222-pound small forward, has drawn serious interest from the Lakers, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The newspaper, citing an unnamed source, said the former Utah Jazz player could make his decision in the next two to three days.
Miles, an unrestricted free agent, also has met with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Dallas Mavericks since free agency began July 1, according to our sister paper. In addition, several unnamed teams have offered the Jazz sign-and-trade deals for Miles.
Metta World Peace has started at small forward for the last three seasons for the Lakers, with Matt Barnes serving as his backup for the last two. The Lakers decided against re-signing Barnes, leaving an opening.
Last month, the Lakers signed veteran Antawn Jamison, who can play either forward position, to a one-season deal. They also signed power forward Jordan Hill to a two-year contract to play behind Pau Gasol.
The 25-year-old Miles averaged 8.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 389 games, including 159 starts, since the Jazz drafted him 34th overall in 2005. He averaged 9.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 56 games (14 starts) last season with Utah.