Miles Signed for Season

The Grizzlies have decided to add Darius Miles for the rest of the season. No matter what you think about Miles this is great to see. I had the pleasure of watching a few of his games in High School and I’ve got to say that he definitely had the potential to develop into a special player. He made some poor choices early in his career and then he had the “career ending knee injury” so he never reached that potential. But I’ve followed his comeback all season hoping he’d make it back. And it appears that much to the dismay of the Blazers he’s made it.

In just 12 minutes a game he’s averaging a very respectable 5.7ppg, 2.6rpg, and just under 1 blk per game. Granted it’s not what you’d expect from the former number 3 overall pick but it’s good that after 2years he’s finally made it back into the league. He’ll never be a superstar and he may never be a starter again. But maybe just maybe, he’ll spend 8 more seasons in the league as a valuable bench player and possibly even a mentor to younger players.

Shaun Livingston is another player who’s potential seems to have been wiped out by injury. Livingston had one of the most horrific injuries I’ve ever seen.

He averaged just 2.3ppg and 1 apg in 4 games with the Heat this season. He was traded to the Grizzlies earlier this month. But he was waived soon after the trade. I really hope this 23 year old can return to form. But when you see that injury it’s hard to believe that he’ll ever develop into the star PG he was once destined to be.

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