Danny Ainge has apparently confirmed speculation that he has approached noted Knick-killer Reggie Miller to come out of retirement at the age of 42 to join the Boston Celtics.
This is rather…strange news, to be kind.
Miller was still an effective player when he last played, two years ago, for the Pacers. However, he couldn’t play a lick of defense by that point in his career, so it’s a wonder how poor of a defender he is now, over two years since he last laced up his sneakers in the league.
However, from the Celtics’ standpoint, it makes sense only in the sense of, if they can get him cheap, he’s an improvement over, say, most players from the NBDL. Like I said, Reggie was still a good scorer when he retired, and while he will certainly have lost some ability, it is unlikely that he’s lost ALL of it, so he will probably still help the team out. Not enough to be a starter, but for a team with as thin of a bench as the Celtics currently have, every little bit could help.
From Reggie’s standpoint, he want a ring. Is this his best shot for a ring?
Might very well be.
Should be interesting to see how it turns out, either way.
Allan Houston – keep your phone line open!