Basically, Portland got an exemption from Miles' salary cap hit because he suffered a "career ending" injury. If Memphis plays him in 2 games, that is sufficient to say that the injury was not career ending, so Portland would lose the exemption.
What were my Celtics thinkin signing Darius Miles?
well given that fact that Danny is looking to fill the Posey slot with two or THREE players I wouldn't expend too much thought on this specific move..if Darius doesn't work out, someone else will...there are enough FAs to fill most any bench roster spot IF you are patient and understand the desired outcome, which Danny certainly demonstrated this year...
the blazers originally gave Darius Miles a big contract, but then he blew out his knee so badly that the Blazers thought his career was over so they declared his injury "career-ending". That let them take his contract off their salary cap but if Darius Miles plays 10 games, then his knee injury most of not been "career ending" and so that 18 million goes back onto the Blazers cap and forces them to pay a luxury tax.
The suing thing is sorta rediculous. If a team wants Darius, that's great...but if they do it for the lone purpose to make Portland pay up, they will be in serious trouble.
Anyway, I honestly think he should go...
Look, he was an AMAZING prospect out of high school. A 6 foot 8 athlete with that set of skills....wow. But from yelling at coaches to multiple suspensions, he has blown prime oppertunity after another...one notably with the Boston Celtics this summer.
He should try to redo his image overseas and come back to the league fresh next season hoping for another chance.
and MC - please!! not the Thunder...lol