The Detroit Pistons have an interest in adding free agent swingman C.J. Miles this summer, according to a report from the Detroit Free-Press.
Miles reportedly opted out of his contract with the Indiana Pacers earlier in the week.
Per the Free-Press:
A person with firsthand knowledge of the Pistons’ off-season plans told the Free Press this morning Miles “would be on our list.”
The person cautioned that a lot would depend on what happens with restricted free agents Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock.
Miles, 30, is a 6-foot-6 swingman. He averaged 10.7 points and shot 41 percent on 3-pointers, primarily coming off the Pacers’ bench.
As Hoops Rumors explains:
KCP and Bullock are both restricted free agents, so it’s likely coach/executive Stan Van Gundy opts to retain at least one of the two. If the team goes over the salary cap, which is projected to come in at $101MM, it will have the $8.4MM mid-level exception to work with and a new deal for Miles could fit into that slot. The swingman would have made roughly $4.77MM had he decided to stay on his deal with Indiana.