Miles has undergone surgery to address a stress fracture in his left foot and will be re-evaluated in six weeks, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports. Miles' 2018-19 campaign was shortened due to a foot injury, and he'll opt to get the issue taken care of prior to training camp. An early September recovery is on the table, but that's a best-case scenario. He projects to be the Wizards' starting small forward, though the last time Miles started at least 41 games was back in 2008-09.
Miles was traded to the Grizzlies on Friday in exchange for Dwight Howard, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Miles split time between Toronto and Memphis last season, but ultimately appeared in 53 games, averaging 16.2 minutes, 6.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game before sustaining a foot injury in March. The Texas native provides the Wizards with some depth at forward and enters the 2019-20 season on the last year of his contract.
Miles indicated Thursday that he'll exercise his player option to remain with Memphis in 2019-20, Peter Edmiston of Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis reports. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, as Miles would be unlikely to have much luck securing a more lucrative deal as a free agent. The veteran's player option for next season, which is fully guaranteed, will pay him roughly $8.7 million.
Miles (foot) will miss the remainder of the season. Although the preliminarily X-rays came back negative, an MRI revealed a stress reaction for Miles in his left foot and, as a result, the injury require approximately 3-to-6 weeks of off-loading to resolve. The former second-round pick in 2005 is expected to make a full recovery though and should be ready to go in time for next season. In 53 games played, the 31-year-old averaged 6.4 points, 1.8 rebounds along with shooting 36 percent from the floor splitting time with the Raptors and Grizzlies this season.
Miles had X-rays on his left foot come back negative after leaving Saturday's game against the Wizards, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports. Miles was considered questionable to return to Saturday's game but never retook the court. The 31-year-old will be evaluated further once the team returns to Memphis, and it wouldn't be surprising for him to be on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.
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