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SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Jazz senior vice president of basketball operations, Kevin O'Connor, announced today that the team has made qualifying offers to guards C.J. Miles and Dee Brown. Per team policy, terms of the offers were not released.
Miles (6-6, 215, Skyline H.S.) has appeared in 60 games (13 starts) over two seasons with the Jazz, averaging 3.0 points, 1.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 9.6 minutes per game. The 20-year-old saw action in 37 games in 2006-07, making 13 starts and averaging 2.7 points in 10.1 minutes. He also spent eight games on assignment with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League, where he tallied 17.3 points (shot .510), 5.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.38 steals per game. Selected by the Jazz in the second round (34th pick overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft, the then 18-year-old became the youngest player in Jazz franchise history.
Brown (6-0, 181, Illinois) appeared in 49 games as a rookie in 2006-07, averaging 1.9 points, 0.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.45 steals in 9.2 minutes per game. He ranked ninth among all NBA rookies in assists per game (1.7) and led (or tied) the Jazz in assists five times, including in three of the final six games. Brown averaged 7.6 points (13-23 FG, 4-10 3FG) and 4.8 assists in 19.8 minutes in the final five games of the regular season. He was originally selected by the Jazz in the second round (46th pick overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft.