Darius Miles, most recently of the Portland Trail Blazers, has signed a deal with the Boston Celtics to make his comeback attempt after suffering a knee injury in the 2005-06 season that was deemed to be career-ending.
Portland waived him after that year once that determination was made, taking his remaining two years and $18 million off their cap. If Miles plays in 10 games over one of the next two seasons, his salary will go back on Portland's books.
If he can regain some of the form that made him the Clippers' third overall pick in 2000, maybe he can help fill some of the void left by the departure of James Posey.
"If I let myself get hung up on doing things that had any actual chance of success, I'd never do anything!"
I think I see what you mean, and it's probably good that the small conference champions get into the field of 64. Though I was initially thinking that those #16-caliber seeds would at least have a shot at a win in the first/play-in round (96 -> 64).