Peter Vescey was talking about Miles' wanting to return to action and mentions a deal that Nash and Patterson were pushing for but Paul Allen rejected. Here are the details below with link.
"Jeff Wechsler, Darius Miles' agent, is pushing Portland hard to activate and play his client, out almost 11/2 seasons following dreaded micro-fracture knee surgery. A Paul Allen favorite, Miles would never have been re-signed by the Blazers had the owner not overruled the front office of Steve Patterson and John Nash on a deal (including Theo Ratliff) to the KnicksNew York Knicks during Larry Brown's glory year. Isiah Thomas had signed off on Jalen Rose, David Lee and, yipes, a No. 1 pick."
So the question is: How bad were Nash and Patterson really? Everything I hear about their time in Portland, it seems like Paul Allen was the guy rejecting trades and signing Miles, Ratliff, and Z-Bo. Has Allen learned his lesson and decided to trust the guys who do the legwork? Has KP benefited from Nash and Patterson's moves and a win of the lottery or is he as good as advertised?