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Several news outlets are reporting the Celtics have waived Darius Miles. After missing two seasons due to a knee injury, Miles seemed like a long shot to make the roster. Though he did play some decent minutes for the Celts in the preseason, he just doesn’t seem to be in basketball shape.
Celts GM Danny Ainge had nothing but positive things to say about the 6’9″ 27-year old.
“Darius was a model citizen during his time here in Boston. He showed that he still has a lot of basketball left in him.” Ainge said.
The move now puts the Celtics down to 15 players on the roster and they do not need to cut anyone else before the season opens next Tuesday.
It’s too bad Miles couldn’t get ready in time for the season. He was a freak athlete coming out of high school in 2000 but never really got over the hump. In the little action I saw him in a Celtics uniform I did see where his long arms could do well on the defensive side of the ball. It’s celebration time in Portland as the Trail Blazers would have owed Miles around $18 million if he played 10 games this year.