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#24 Darius Miles
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  • 6'9" / 235lbs
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  • 10/09/1981
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  • 3rd pick, 2000
  • East St Louis HS
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DateLeagueTransaction
31st August, 2004NBARe-signed by Portland to a six year, $48 million contract.
14th April, 2008NBAWaived by Portland.
21st August, 2008NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Boston.
21st January, 2004NBATraded by Cleveland to Portland in exchange for Jeff McInnis and Ruben Boumtje Boumtje.
29th July, 2002NBATraded by L.A. Clippers, along with Howard Jamison, to Cleveland in exchange for Andre Miller and Bryant Stith.
16th April, 2002NBAL.A. Clippers exercised 2003/04 team option.
8th August, 2000NBASigned four year, $13,295,221 rookie scale contract with Chicago. Included team options for 2003/04.
2000 NBA DraftNBADrafted 3rd overall by L.A. Clippers.
20th October, 2008NBAWaived by Boston.
13th December, 2008NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Memphis.
7th January, 2009NBAWaived by Memphis.
10th January, 2009NBASigned a 10 day contract with Memphis.
20th January, 2009NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Memphis.
30th January, 2009NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Memphis.
22nd September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Charlotte.
21st October, 2010NBAWaived by Charlotte.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
June 2000 - July 2002L.A. Clippers (NBA)
July 2002 - January 2004Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
January 2004 - April 2008Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
August 2008 - October 2008Boston Celtics (NBA)
December 2008 - June 2009Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
July 2010Charlotte Bobcats (Summer League)
September 2010 - October 2010Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
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January 5, 2011

Darius Miles - Miles signed with the Bobcats in preseason, seemingly in anticipation of an extended comeback. But he did not make the team and has not yet signed elsewhere. The comeback might be over, but I'm willing to bet that the party isn't.

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July 30, 2010

Darius Miles - Miles returned from what was believed to be a career ending injury to play for Memphis in 2008-09, amidst a hugely unpleasant soap opera. And despite all the drama, even in spite of having to re-invent himself as a smaller big man, he actually wasn't bad. He played less than 300 minutes but posted a PER of 16.1, which would have tied his career best had he played a more significant number of minutes. He chipped in with some rebounds, blocked a ton of shots, and even found a free throw stroke for somewhere, no longer the world-beating athlete of his youth but still a good one, even after the supposedly career ending knee injury. However, this was all undermined when it was revealed that Memphis were worried about Miles's poisonous attitude, which became the reason why they did not invite him back. Of all the things Miles needs to work on - health, staying in shape, jumpshot, ball skills, not smoking pot - this one must come first if this comeback is ever to get anywhere.

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July 8, 2010

Darius Miles

Speaking of pot, here's Darius Miles. After his painful soap opera of a comeback attempt in the 2008/09 season ended with Memphis actively encouraging him to leave and an arrest for pot possession, Miles sat out last season, ostensibly to "get back into playing shape." He's now back again, again, and ready to make his comeback's comeback.

Miles wasn't actually bad for Memphis, having to re-invent himself as a smaller big man. He played less than 300 minutes but posted a PER of 16.1, which would have tied his career best had he played a more significant number of minutes. He chipped in with some rebounds, blocked a ton of shots, and even found a free throw stroke for somewhere, not the world-beating athlete of his youth but still a good one, even after the supposedly career ending knee injury. However, this was all undermined when it was revealed that Memphis were worried about Miles's poisonous attitude, the reason why they did not invite him back. Of all the things Miles needs to work on - health, staying in shape, jumpshot, ball skills, not smoking pot - this one must come first if this comeback is ever to get anywhere.

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April 9, 2010

- Darius Miles

Darius has a year like Mihm. He has done nothing. He too was a Grizzly to end last season, the compelling protagonist in that slightly terrible scandal that ended with Portland paying luxury tax and signing Andre Miller. He played fairly well for Memphis as a backup power forward, too. But the team made no effort to bring him back, supposedly due to his bad attitude, and Darius has been remained unsigned all year. (It didn't help that he got arrested just as the season ended.) He continued to pick up $9 million in salary this year via Portland/the insurance company, so he hasn't NEEDED to play, but it's quite the anticlimactic ending from a man whose "comeback" was such big news last season.

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