CJ Miles, at age 18, became the youngest player in history to play for the Utah Jazz. The team decided to send him to Albuquerque Thunderbirds in the D-League to gain more experience, when then-coach Jerry Sloan said "I don't care if he's 19 or 30. If he's going to be on the floor in the NBA, he's got to be able to step up and get after it. We can't put diapers on him one night, and a jockstrap the next night. It's just the way it is." The two years in the D-League seemed to pay off, though, as the now 25-year-old forward racked up 9.1 points and 2.1 boards a night for the Jazz. He signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers in August.
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