WASHINGTON— The recently acquired C.J. Miles will undergo surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. Miles was acquired last month in a trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Grizzlies.
“Our medical team has done a fantastic job of proactively diagnosing C.J.’s condition and establishing a treatment protocol,” new Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard said in a statement. “He will continue to be a positive influence on our team as he works through his rehab and we’re looking forward to getting him back on the court when he is healthy.”
Miles has the ability to play both shooting guard and small forward. Miles was acquired by the Grizzlies in a midseason trade with the eventual champion Toronto Raptors and saw more action with the Grizzlies.
In 53 games Miles came off the bench in 52 of them and averaged 16.2 minutes per game split between the two aforementioned teams. In his expanded role with the Grizzlies, Miles averaged 9.3 points per game and shot 40% from the field including a respectable 36.4% from deep.
Miles’ 2018-2019 season ended early last season when Grizzlies’ doctors diagnosed him with a stress fracture reaction in his left foot. Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington tweets that Miles didn’t believe there were any red flags with that injury when he took a physical upon being acquired by the Wizards.
The Wizards will take on Miles’ $8.7 million salary for the season. Miles will become a free agent after the season.