â†µWe owe Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics a debt of gratitude, then, for cutting through Pritchard's bullpucky and signing Miles to a nominal contract on Friday. Pritchard, in just a few years at Portland's helm, has made plenty of fair, borderline revolutionary moves. (Like, he actually calls other GMs! It's a big advancement in our beloved NBA.) But his handling of L'Affair D-Miles looks from the common vantage point to be just plain nasty.
â†µBlazers announcer Mike Barrett passionately defends his boss from wrongdoing in a great interview with Blazers Edge, but Ainge ain't buying it. Roster spots are the new cap space, and there's a measure of risk involved in signing Miles. Basically, Ainge is telling Pritchard he doesn't believe a word he says about Darius's knee. That's new territory for Pritchard, and for the NBA under Pritchard's reign.â†µ
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