With news that chronically injured forward Darius Miles is “healthy” again, it’s time to start ramping up the trade rumors regarding the last link to the Portland Jail Blazers. Miles, who hasn’t played in a game since April 19th, 2006 because of right knee issues, has always been a favorite of New York Knicks general manager and head coach Isiah Thomas, who just might have the right pieces in place to land the former high school star.
Miles was chosen with the #3 overall pick in the 2000 draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, where he played for two seasons before moving on to the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the middle of the 2003-04 season, Miles was sent to the Portland Trail Blazers, where he remains today. Now that he is healthy again, the Knicks are bound to start calling Portland to gauge their interest.
One fan’s guess? Darius Miles comes to New York in exchange for a 2008 first round pick (not lottery protected) and David Lee.