Stop Or We'll Sue: Blazers Warn Other Teams Not To Sign Miles

The Portland Trailblazers are none too happy about the prospect of Darius Miles' contract counting against their salary cap if he plays just two more games this season. They're so ticked off, that they're threatening legal action against any team that signs him. In an email to the other 29 NBA Teams, the Blazers state:

Team Presidents and General Managers,

The Portland Trail Blazers are aware that certain teams may be contemplating signing Darius Miles to a contract for the purpose of adversely impacting the Portland Trail Blazers Salary Cap and tax positions. Such conduct from a team would violate its fiduciary duty as an NBA joint venturer. In addition, persons or entities involved in such conduct may be individually liable to the Portland Trail Blazers for tortuously interfering with the Portland Trail Blazers' contract rights and perspective economic opportunities.
'Please be aware that if a team engages in such conduct, the Portland Trail Blazers will take all necessary steps to safeguard its rights, including, without limitation, litigation.
Gully with the lawyers involved. I know if I was another squad, I wouldn't budge. But I'm just spiteful like that.

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