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CJ Miles opts into $8.7 million player-option for 2019-20 season

CJ Miles, Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard CJ Miles has opted into the last year of contract, one which will see him make $8.7 million for the 2019-20 season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. His deal is fully guaranteed, and likely the best figure he could fetch in a free agent market loaded with shooters.

The lefty sharpshooter was among those traded by the Toronto Raptors for big man Marc Gasol hours before the trade deadline.

Miles, a 13-year veteran, was largely underutilized in the more-athletic Raptors lineup, seeing only 14.1 minutes of floor time, the lowest since his third season in the league.

The Fresno product put up 5.5 points per game in 40 appearances with the Eastern Conference powerhouse, but saw more action in 13 games with the Grizzlies, putting up 9.3 points over 22.6 minutes per game.

CJ Miles saw his season come to an end early during a mid-March game against the Washington Wizards that cause soreness in his left foot. An MRI later revealed a stress reaction, which will require approximately three-to-six weeks of rest to caused the pain to subside. Miles is expected to make a full recovery following this injury, but will likely only be a bench cog even after the Grizzlies undergo their rebuilding through next season.