Houston Rockets: Could Target C.J. Miles At The Trade Deadline

By Michael Ma

Jan 10, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) defends against Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard C.J. Miles (0) during the first half at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The trade deadline is less than a month away, and Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey will once again look to make a deal to upgrade the roster for a potential playoff run in April.

While the Rockets most likely won’t make a major trade, depth off the bench at the wing spot could be the area that will be focused on.

According to ESPN.com Insider Tom Haberstroh, the Rockets could potentially target Cleveland Cavaliers swingman C.J. Miles at the deadline. With the Cavs on the brink of the 8th seed in the East at a woeful 15-26, they might become sellers around the All-Star break, which would give a deal for Miles more plausible.

The 9-year veteran is averaging 10.2 points in 20.6 minutes per game, while shooting 40 percent from the 3-point line, which would be a huge boost for the Rockets in that area. Francisco Garcia, who for the most part, has been the main wing player to come off the bench, and is struggling from long distance, shooting just 34 percent from beyond the arc.