CJ Miles sign-and-trade to Raptors nearing completion, according to report

Ellen Mills
July 11, 2017

RAPTORS: Three people with knowledge of the dealings told The Associated Press that the Toronto Raptors have made two trades, sending DeMarre Carroll to Brooklyn for salary cap relief and landing C.J. Miles in a sign-and-trade with in for Cory Joseph.

The Nets offered Otto Porter a four-year, $106 million offer sheet, but the Wizards matched it.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the Joseph deal, which will net the Raptors Miles on a three-year, $25 million contract and solidify the team's small forward spot.

Instead, the Pacers still got their guy and Toronto found a better Carroll replacement at around half the price. Entering the roster as a relatively unknown player who the Jazz picked up after he was waived by the Denver Nuggets, Carroll had somewhat of a breakout year in his next season in Utah in 2012-13 where in limited minutes he averaged six points on 46 percent shooting from the field while adding 2.8 rebounds and almost an assist and a steal per game.

For the Pacers, the consistent and defensively-solid Joseph fits with their plan to rebuild after trading Paul George to Oklahoma City, ESPN notes. The previous season, Carroll had been second-team All-State for the Cavaliers' state-championship game. For starters, the Nets once again struck out in the Free Agent race. This was a good trade for both teams.

A couple things are at play for the Nets in this trade, and they all make the Nets clear-cut winners. Miles will step in and provide additional depth at small forward after the Raps dumped DeMarre Carroll on the Nets yesterday. And, if the Nets decide they want to ease LeVert into the role, similarly to what they did a year ago, he could perhaps split the starting job with Carroll throughout the season. To have that flexibility the Nets had to sacrifice their cap situation for now.

It is unclear if Hamilton will have any role with Toronto for the coming season with a backlog of players at centre including Jonas Valanciunas, Lucas Nogueira and Jakob Poeltl. If Carroll can gain some chemistry with Russell in the preseason then he has a chance to average in the 20 point range as the primary scorer for the Nets.

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