We knew it was coming and most expected that this was the move that Danny would make. The Celtics placed Darius Miles on waivers today. According to the Globe:
“Darius was a model citizen during his time here in Boston. He showed that he still has a lot of basketball left in him.” said Ainge said in a press release.
The 6-foot-9-inch, 235-pound forward appeared in six preseason games for the Celtics, averaging 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game.
Miles, 27, was the only player in camp with a non-guaranteed contract, and the writing may have been on the wall when he did not see any action in Friday night's preseason loss to the Knicks. By waiving Miles, the Celtics are not required to make another move before the season begins on Oct. 28, meaning Sam Cassell, Bill Walker, Patrick O'Bryant, Gabe Pruitt, and Brian Scalabrine can all remain on the roster if the Celtics wish.
Sam may still be mostly a coach, Danny may still look for a trade to bring in another center who will be a banger inside, and Scal may still spend more time on the inactive list than on the court, but for now, the Celtics can go into the season with the remaining players without making any more moves if they choose.
I really hope he catches on somewhere and can play 10 games this season. I believe he will. If I was a GM in the Blazers division, I would sign him and play him just to keep Portland from getting even stronger. Anyway, now Celtics fans can stop speculating about who would be cut and when.