"Adding insult to injury?: While the Celtics have been praising Darius Miles, two NBA general managers said the Blazers have been bad-mouthing the free agent forward to potential suitors. "He can still play and he also hasn't played in two years, so you have to understand that he will get better," one NBA GM said. "Too bad Portland is putting out bad information that he is not a good kid. Anything and everything they can say bad they are. It's too bad. He's a nice kid with a bad injury who has fought back. Right now, he's still an NBA player and he's going to get better. He's going to improve. It will be a smart pick-up for someone." The Blazers declined comment on the accusation. When asked about Miles being waived by the Celtics, Blazers coach Nate McMillan said, "That situation, it's behind us. What he was doing in Boston, that's behind us. He's no longer with us."-Boston Globe
Normally I wouldn't put much stock in this, but it makes me uncomfortable that it's coming from a general manager. I would be very curious to know who's saying it. Could it possibly be coming from one of our future competitors in the West? Hopefully everything is cool with the Blazers and the Bobcats. I want to see Gerald Wallace in a Blazers uniform.
I still don't think Darius is coming back, especially to a team that would actually benefit from us losing cap space.