Monday , Sep , 15 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

What Should We Expect from Darius Miles?

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." –

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.