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Brooklyn Nets talking to Cleveland Cavaliers about C.J. Miles ... or Not

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Mid-afternoon Wednesday, Stefan Bondy reported that the Nets are talking to the Cleveland Cavaliers about acquiring C.J. Miles for their first round pick in Thursday's Draft. Bondy tweeted...

Big news, right? Maybe not. A little while later, Bondy tweeted a different story...

The story did seem a bit odd. According to salary sites, he has a team option on a salary of $2,225,000 and the Cavs may very well not renew him. So why trade a pick for a player who could be a free agent next week?

Miles averaged 11.2 points for the Cavs last season, shooting 41.5 percent overall and 38.4 percent from three in 65 games, only 13 of them starts. . Miles has averaged 10 points a game over the last five years, mostly as a sixth man for the Jazz and Cavs.

If the day's other rumor --MarShon Brooks for the 26th pick-- is true, the Nets would essentially be trading Miles for Brooks and dropping four spots in the draft.