What Should We Expect from Darius Miles?
Remember Darius Miles? The lanky prep-to-pro Illinois product was a notorious underperformer throughout his career after being selected third overall in the feeble 2000 draft before undergoing microfracture surgery that saw him miss two seasons. Now, however, after a couple of years of rehab, he’ll have another chance to compete in the NBA as a member of the Boston Celtics. The question we have to ask now is this: Just how productive he can be given his injury woes?
Tim Grover, for one, believes Miles is capable of returning.
"He is going to Boston a little sooner than we’d like," said Grover, a fitness specialist who has trained Michael Jordan and other stars from the Attack Athletics gym in Chicago. "But, from an explosiveness and quickness standpoint, he is 80-85 percent from where he used to be, and my guess is he should be back to 100 percent by Christmas." – Boston.com
Do you think that’s realistic? Could Darius Miles once again make a meaningful contribution to an NBA team? Is Tim Grover (Michael Jordan’s former trainer, for the record) being a little optimistic? Drop your thoughts in the comment section.