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  1. JAYHAWKS34

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    #87 Jersey

    Can he play QB?
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    Hey if it doesn't work out with the celtics there is aways back up QB apparently anyone is welcome
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    i say he should be healed...he is coming off a two year rest from micro fracture surgery. Nice player!
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    #87 Jersey

    What is he a PF player?

    Does it mean Scal is gone?

    :eat3: .... :yeahthat:
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    From the 2000 draft.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/draft00/players/player_bio87.html

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    From the same site ... here's a little blood pressure check.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/draft00/players/player_bio90.html

    Jerome Moiso
    Drafted by: Boston, Round: 1, Pick: 11
    College: UCLA
    Height: 6-10
    Weight: 235 lbs.
    [​IMG]

    That was a lousy draft ... here's the main page for it.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/draft00/
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    That was one of the worst drafts in NBA history.

    As for Miles, he was a super talent coming into the league. Some people thought he had the potential to be a franchise player. His shooting is suspect, but his athleticism, and abilities are not. The signing is a good one as it's a non guaranteed deal. Micro fracture surgery is something that few players return from. Those that do, tend to lose a half a step or more. Players like Anfernee Hardaway, Chris Webber, Jamal Mashburn, and Allan Houston had it, and became fodder. Antonio McDyess was a beast until he had it, and now he's a role player. There have been successes like Stockton, Kidd, and even Amare Stoudamire this past season. It's a risky surgery though, and it will be interesting to see how it affects a guy, Miles, who relies on athleticism for a major part of his game. A nice signing though.
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    I totally agree, it couldn't be worse. Thanks for the article..
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    Apparently the Celtics knew this, but according to Boston.com among other sources, Miles has been suspended for 10 games assuming health for drug violations. It won't let me post a link because I have under 30 points, which is very weird but oh well.
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    I think it was reported at the time of the signing that the Celtics knew he would be suspended at the beginning of the season so this is not a great surprise.
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    hopefully he can fill in to some extent as the 6th man like posey last year

    i have a feeling losing posey is gonna be really tough next year
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    indeed and I don't think he would have played to much the first few weeks
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    The number "10" is also notable for Miles in another way. If Miles plays more than 10 games this season for the Celtics, or any other NBA team, his $9.3 million annual salary will be picked up by the Portland Trail Blazers, fulfilling the terms of the NBA's career-ending injury policy.

    he will play 10 games, therefore he will be free for the celtics
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    Well this experiment is over. At least with the C's.

    From Boston.com....

    The Celtics waived forward Darius Miles today, trimming the roster to 15 players, the league maximum once the season begins.

    Miles, the third pick in the 2000 draft out of high school, missed the last two seasons after having microfracture surgery on his right knee. He has not played in a regular season game since 2005-06, when he was with the Portland Trail Blazers.

    He has averaged 10.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in his injury-plagued and often disappointing NBA career, but Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said Miles, who was signed as a free agent Aug. 22, 2008, made a good impression during his brief time with the club.

    “Darius was a model citizen during his time here in Boston. He showed that he still has a lot of basketball left in him.” said Ainge said in a press release.

    The 6-foot-9-inch, 235-pound forward appeared in six preseason games for the Celtics, averaging 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game.

    Miles, 27, was the only player in camp with a non-guaranteed contract, and the writing may have been on the wall when he did not see any action in Friday night's preseason loss to the Knicks. By waiving Miles, the Celtics are not required to make another move before the season begins on Oct. 28, meaning Sam Cassell, Bill Walker, Patrick O'Bryant, Gabe Pruitt, and Brian Scalabrine can all remain on the roster if the Celtics wish.

    Miles would have been suspended for the first 10 games of the season for testing positive for a banned substance, the diet drug phentermine, which he has denied taking.

    The Blazers are likely celebrating the Celtics' decision. Had Miles played 10 games during this season or next, the remaining $18 million on the six-year, $48-million contract he signed with Portland would go back on the Blazers' books, though it wouldn't count against the salary cap because, as the Oregonian reported in July, an independent doctor determined the injury was career-ending.
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    When Darius was playing with the third squad at the Celtics open practice, I did not think he was long with this team.
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    figured this move was coming
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    See ya Drius. We hardly knew ya.

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