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Dr.Zoidberg
08-08-2007, 12:56 PM
Celtics call Miller, who is considering return to NBA
By J.A. Adande
Special to ESPN.com
Updated: August 8, 2007, 1:15 pm ET

Reggie Miller (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=231) says he is contemplating a return to the NBA, this time with the Boston Celtics (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=bos).

http://espn.go.com/media/nba/2005/0212/photo/g_miller_m.jpg
Miller

Miller, who turns 42 on Aug. 24, played his entire 18-year career with the Indiana Pacers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=ind) 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.

Miller said he is calling friends and peers, seeking their advice and listening to their feedback before he makes his decision. He still plays recreationally, but must determine if he wants to go through the physical and mental grind of an 82-game season. He also wonders how his body would respond to the intensive training it would take to get him back to NBA shape.

The lure of playing in Boston is simple: with Kevin Garnett (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3007) and Ray Allen (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3080) added to Paul Pierce (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3253), the Celtics feel they have a shot at an NBA championship. Like those three players, the only thing missing from Miller's list of accomplishments is a championship ring.

Miller, a five-time NBA All-Star, is seventh on the all-time list of games played with 1,323. He is 13th in scoring (25,279) and holds the NBA record for most made the most 3-pointers in NBA history with 2,560.

Since the Celtics' trades that brought in Allen and Garnett, the team has been filling out its roster with less heralded players, including guard Eddie House (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3436) and center Scot Pollard (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3189).

J.A. Adande is a contributor to ESPN.com

Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2966170)

First Oakley and now Miller. Looks like this is the return-of-the-old-crocks-off-season.

The Mavs were apparently not well enough for him last year.

dalmations202
08-08-2007, 01:07 PM
I hope he comes back, and maybe gets Karl Malone and Barkley to sign as well.

Call it the reunion team of has-beens.

Flacolaco
08-08-2007, 01:08 PM
Whatever gets him off of TNT

Underdog
08-08-2007, 01:24 PM
Slow news week...

If there's any truth to this, it'll happen...

V2M
08-08-2007, 01:39 PM
Let's offer the full MLE to Kareem before the Celtics grab him...

Stranger
08-08-2007, 02:20 PM
If nothing else, maybe he can tutor Ray Allen in whatever the hell he did to stay in playing shape until age 38...

DOMINATOR
08-08-2007, 02:26 PM
trying to beat the spurs.... for the oldest team in the league!

chanaw25
08-08-2007, 02:53 PM
I actually find this semi-realistic because yeah reggie is old but he was old when he was still playing and he was still a high caliber player. as well as the fact that he had started talks with the mavs a year or two ago about joining them and he also tried joining the spurs if memory serves. but my point with that is that reggie was trying to get back in and that is why the celtics went and talked to him about a come back and i think if they can sign him for a year it is a great deal for them. that way they can have a guy to play back up to rondo and ray allen. that way you can have a solid guy to come of the thin bench and give them the oppertunity to trade tony allen which (though coming off injury) is the only guy on that team with any trade value the celtics would consider giving up. maybe they could get a vet Pg for him.

and in any case the celtics would bring back Bird, Bill Russels, Pistol Pete,Bill Walton and then sign wilt chamberlin, Pippen, Jordan, Patrick Ewing , Julius Irving, and im sure Isiah Thomas is gonna be looking for a job soon enough so why not?

Russel, Chamberlin, Ewing
Garnett, Bird, Walton
Pierce, Pippen, Dr. J
RayAllen, Jordon, Miller
Pistol Pete, Isiah Thomas, Rajon Rondo

Barring the "everyone dropping dead on the court" factor im seeing playoffs.

nikeball
08-09-2007, 02:57 PM
I actually find this semi-realistic because yeah reggie is old but he was old when he was still playing and he was still a high caliber player. as well as the fact that he had started talks with the mavs a year or two ago about joining them and he also tried joining the spurs if memory serves. but my point with that is that reggie was trying to get back in and that is why the celtics went and talked to him about a come back and i think if they can sign him for a year it is a great deal for them. that way they can have a guy to play back up to rondo and ray allen. that way you can have a solid guy to come of the thin bench and give them the oppertunity to trade tony allen which (though coming off injury) is the only guy on that team with any trade value the celtics would consider giving up. maybe they could get a vet Pg for him.

and in any case the celtics would bring back Bird, Bill Russels, Pistol Pete,Bill Walton and then sign wilt chamberlin, Pippen, Jordan, Patrick Ewing , Julius Irving, and im sure Isiah Thomas is gonna be looking for a job soon enough so why not?

Russel, Chamberlin, Ewing
Garnett, Bird, Walton
Pierce, Pippen, Dr. J
RayAllen, Jordon, Miller
Pistol Pete, Isiah Thomas, Rajon Rondo

Barring the "everyone dropping dead on the court" factor im seeing playoffs.

The Pistol & Wilt are no longer living...thus your argument is flawed.

Dirkadirkastan
08-09-2007, 05:03 PM
If dead people can vote...

MavsX
08-09-2007, 10:36 PM
Whatever gets him off of TNT

yeah dude, his adult braces distract me every damn game.

alby
08-10-2007, 12:32 AM
Reggie would be a great pick up. I am sure he is still one of the top long range shooters in the league today.

Dirkenstien
08-10-2007, 02:37 PM
If dead people can vote...


"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Dirkadirkastan again."

purplefrog
08-12-2007, 11:43 AM
I propose the NBA allow Las Vegas to have a franchise made up of the "Senior" Free Agents still available:

PG: Payton/Armstrong
SG: Miller/Christie
SF: Pippen/Houston
PF: Oakley/P.J. Brown
C: Willis/Kemp

I mean if Wayne Newton can resurrect his career in Vegas, why not this bunch. They might be competitive.

alby
08-12-2007, 11:52 AM
If they had picked up Penny, this team would be golden.