Jazz small forward C.J. Miles initially filled in for guard Raja Bell on Saturday during the second half of a home win against Sacramento. But there's a chance forward Josh Howard could replace Bell in the starting lineup tonight against Portland.
Bell left the Kings game just before halftime due to a strained right adductor. Miles then teamed with Gordon Hayward in the first unit after the break.
Bell said he is out tonight against the Blazers, and Miles was initially expected to fill in. But Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin might insert Howard instead, in an attempt to counter the length of a Portland first unit that includes Gerald Wallace, LaMarcus Aldridge and Marcus Camby. If Howard starts, Hayward would likely be bumped down to the 2, allowing Miles to come off the bench as Utah's main reserve.