Monday , Sep , 22 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Ray Allen Excited to Have Darius Miles in Town


"I’m excited about Darius Miles," forward Ray Allen said. "He hasn’t played in a while, and he’s excited to be here and help this team.

"When people see him play, he’ll be a fan favorite. People say he hasn’t played in a couple years, but at the same time he has a lot of basketball left in him. He’s only 26 years old, and to be able to have him at this stage of his career is going to be great for us."

Miles has missed two years with a microfracture in his right knee; the suspension is for violating the terms of the NBA’s antidrug program.

Captain Paul Pierce’s evaluation of the Celtics’ offseason additions, including draft choices J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker: "We lost Posey [to New Orleans], and he was definitely a key to what we were doing last year.

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