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Miles Gets Guaranteed; The Lawyers Weep

The following news should be an extra pile of dirt on the already-buried idea that the Blazers were going to sue another NBA team for signing Darius Miles.

According to Ronald Tillery (as always), Miles will get his deal guaranteed for the rest of the season, putting to bed the notion that the Grizzlies were acting exclusively to cause damage to the Blazers' salary cap situation.  Here's a clip...

Darius Miles' comeback trail will continue to blaze through Memphis.

The Grizzlies plan to re-sign the 6-9 veteran forward for the rest of this season after a couple of 10-day contracts, according to a team insider with knowledge of the negotiations. Miles' second 10-day stint expired after Wednesday night's loss at Oklahoma City.

But Miles, 27, is expected to sign Friday in time to practice with the team. The Grizzlies' roster is at the NBA-minimum 13 players. The Griz would have two weeks to add a player had they passed on Miles, who has shown he's more than serviceable as a backup power forward and center since December when he joined the team.

Does that say "backup center?" Greg. Do. Work.

I think, think, think this is the end of the story.  I hope, hope, hope this is the end of the story.

But circle Wednesday, February 18th, on your calendar: that will be the Grizzlies' first trip to the Rose Garden.

-- Ben (