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No Reggie, Celtics Already Targeting Others

Posted by r1zzo23 on August 24, 2007

Three new targets:

“The Celtics must now resume their search for bench help, with one looming possibility said to be Ruben Patterson, a defensively-tough free agent swingman who played for the Bucks last season.

The Celtics are also reportedly considering Dahntay Jones, the Memphis swingman who the Celtics originally drafted with the 20th pick of the 2003 draft as part of their eventual deal for Marcus Banks, and Miami swingman James Posey.

Posey is still negotiating to return to the Heat.”



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No Miller Time

Posted by r1zzo23 on August 24, 2007

Looks like Reggie Miller’s comeback was cut short.

Reggie Won’t Return To Court

Indianapolis Star – 08/24 – 0:38 AM EST (AP Photo)
Reggie Miller is not coming back.

After two weeks of pushing his body to see how it might react to the punishment of an NBA season, Miller told The Star late Thursday night he has decided he will not make a comeback with the Boston Celtics or anybody else.

“That’s it,” he said by telephone from his home in Malibu, Calif. “Physically, I know I could have done it. But mentally, when you do something like this, you’ve either got to be all in or all out. And I’ve decided I’m all out.

“Earlier today (Thursday), I was ready to come back. I was going to do it. But then I flew back here, I thought about it, I talked to a lot of people, and honestly, most people told me I should come back. Charles (Barkley), Mark (Jackson), Doug (Collins), they all said I should do it. And when I was back in Indy this week for the Peyton (Manning charity bowling event), people on the streets, they’d tell me to do it.

“But as the day went on, I just realized I wasn’t ready mentally to put myself through the grind again.”


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