ESPN is reporting that Reggie Miller is considering a return to the NBA with the Celtics.
Reggie Miller says he is contemplating a return to the NBA, this time with the Boston Celtics. Miller, who turns 42 on Aug. 24, played his entire 18-year career with the Indiana Pacers before retiring in 2005. Since his playing days ended he has worked as a television analyst for TNT. Miller was all set to continue that job when Celtics general manager Danny Ainge and coach Doc Rivers asked him to think about joining their revamped team in a reserve role, playing about 15 minutes per game.
We have one more roster spot available. We still need a back up point guard and could use more insurance at the center spot with Scott Pollard, who has a history of back problems, as our back up center. So, Danny goes after a 42 (yes, that is FORTY-TWO) year old shooting guard who doesn't fill either of those needs.
Danny Ainge just confirmed that he approached Reggie Miller, the former Pacer and five-time all-star shooting guard, about becoming a Celtic. “I had a couple of conversations with Reggie, and that’s all I’m going to say,'’ said the Celtics’ director of basketball operations, who is vacationing in San Diego with his family, not far from Miller, who lives in Malibu, where new Celtic Kevin Garnett also happens to live. Ainge, who approached Miller on what was described as a hunch, apparently had an effect, considering that Miller told ESPN.com that he was contemplating a return with the Celtics, who have one contract slot open, and the majority of their mid-level exception to spend.
Am I missing something or does this not make any sense other than Danny trying to give a veteran player a chance at a ring? But if we don't fill the holes on our bench, the Celtics won't win any championships. The point guard spot is especially concerning as Rondo is our only true point guard on the team. It will certainly be interesting if Miller does decide to come aboard. I wonder if Miller would want to play point guard or center. Then again, maybe they are negotiating with Parish or Jabbar and maybe John Stockton or KC Jones to come play for us too.