August 12, 2007
I can’t seem to get it off my mind. Everytime I read a Reggie Miller article about his return, it always talks about how he’ll only play 15-20 minutes per game. Now, if you saw Reggie before he retired, he was still in game shape, and was willing to play more minutes almost every game, before he was inevitably taken out by coach Rick Carlisle. I feel this is a main factor for Reggie. Does he want to come back and ruin is career averages in points, minutes…everything! The way I see it, is he won’t drastically ruin anything. He will start his comeback by coming off the bench for the advertised 15 minutes. As the games go on, Doc Rivers will realize that Reggie still has gas left, and even though its only regular compared to the old premium kind, it is still better than what the rest of the bench will be offering. Pending Reggie’s body, I see him playing between 20 and 30 minutes a game. He’s more than capable of doing so, and provides yet another shooter who will scare defenses to no extent.
Moral of the story: Reggie will be back, and he’ll be back in a big way.