Darius has finished serving his 10 game suspension and is now an eligible member of the Memphis Grizzlies. The team will have until January 7th to decide whether to sign him for the rest of the year or turn him loose for 10 day contracts. Ronald Tillery has the full story about his current status.
Griz fans may or may not see what kind of groove Miles is in this afternoon when the team hosts the Dallas Mavericks. Today marks the first game Miles is eligible to play after serving a 10-game suspension for violating the NBA's drug policy.
Griz coach Marc Iavaroni was noncommittal as to whether Miles would be granted time.
"If the situation arises, yes. If we feel he's ready, yes," Iavaroni said when asked if Miles will play. "I don't rule it out. He's made progress. He's been somewhat surprising to me, which is a good sign. I'm optimistic."
It's almost halftime and he hasn't played yet. If you're curious, you can follow the NBA.com gamecast here.
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UPDATE: Darius played just under 2 minutes in a big win. 1 down, 9 to go.