Ranking the trade value of each player on the Toronto Raptors

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C.J. Miles

Despite better play as of late, C.J. Miles remains last in our trade value rankings due to his lack of production so far this season. A key member of the “Bench Mob” last year, Miles has largely fallen out of Nick Nurse’s rotation, earning more than 10 minutes only two times during the past 12 games and regularly receiving DNP-Coaches Decisions when the team is fully healthy.

Miles has stopped receiving playing time mostly because of his scoring inefficiency. He’s currently averaging less than one point per shot attempt, wost on the team among rotation players (Per Cleaning the Glass) and has a true-shooting percentage of 45-percent, worst on the team except for newly acquired Patrick McCaw.

His inefficiency can be tied back directly to his inability to shoot from deep. A career 36-percent three-point shooter, Miles is making under 29-percent of his looks this season. Considering nearly 2/3rds of his shots come from beyond the arc, a seven-percent drop in three-point shooting is disastrous

He’s not the worst defender but he’s from far a positive and with an AST% of 7-percent, he rarely creates for others.

If Miles is unable to shoot efficiently, there’s little reason for him to be on the court. Due $8.3 million this season and with a player option of $8.7 million next season (hint: He’s going to opt-in), C.J. is unequivocally a negative asset at this time.

The good news for Toronto: A $8.7 million contract with a previous track record, even Miles wouldn’t be difficult to move on from. Compared to other negative assets around the league — think Ian Mahinmi and Bismack Biyombo — the Raptors have a relatively clean set of books.